Roadshow offers practical advice to improving carcase value
Events will be held across Wales in September to help farmers get the maximum value from their livestock.
The HCC Red Meat Supply Chain Training Programme aims to improve animal health and welfare and increase the amount of saleable meat produced by cattle and sheep carcases by focusing on the common issues that affect carcase value and offer practical advice on how they can be avoided.
The programme is being organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) through funding from the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007 – 2013.
Dewi Hughes, HCC’s Project Executive, said “The way that farmers manage their stock in the weeks prior to sale and slaughter can have a substantial effect on the returns they receive from their animals.”
The events will highlight the importance of animal health and welfare and address the common issues that affect carcase value including:
• Disease control and treatment
• Clean animals – diet and management
• Handling techniques to reduce bruising
• Over fat animals
“Carcase value is reduced if the abattoir has to remove parts of the animal due to bruising and injection abscesses. Deductions can also be made if excess fat has to be trimmed off before the carcase can be presented to the customer.
“By minimising the amount of problems with carcases through improved animal management and handling, farmers can ensure that they’re getting the full value for their livestock.” said Mr Hughes.
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