Seam cutting: Processors chasing smaller sub-primals with greater value

MSA’s Kelly Payne explains seam cutting of blade muscles to a producer audience in Toowoomba RECORD high cattle prices are making it increasingly attractive for processors and others utilising carcase or whole primal beef to chase smaller sub-primal muscles in an attempt to extract optimum value from each animal. Seam-cutting of good performing sub-primals from surrounding muscles has been around for years, but there’s more evidence than ever that the process is being adopted along the supply chain. While there’s often a labour and carcase yield sacrifice attached in harvesting specific muscles like this, the increase in value that can…

Source: Beef Central
Seam cutting: Processors chasing smaller sub-primals with greater value