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USDA Provides Quality and Yield Grading Information

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Agricultural Marketing Service has announced the availability of a new web-based tool that provides additional Meat Grading and Certification historical quality and yield grade information.  The new tool can be found here: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/MGCGrading

The quick view charts provide information, by species, for quality and yield grades for five year average percentage, last calendar year percentage and year to date percentage:

 http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/BeefGradePercentageCharts

 http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/LambGradePercentageCharts

 http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/VealGradePercentageCharts

Additional historical information and graphs concerning USDA grading numbers since 1930 and for the past 20 years, by species, is available at the following site:  http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/MGPublications

 For more information, contact Larry Meadows, Chief, Meat Grading & Certification Branch, on 720-497-2550, or by e-mail on larry.meadows@ams.usda.gov.

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