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Unread October 30th, 2009, 20:22
Rhodie Rhodie is offline
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There are a number of considerations for the farmer, some dictated by the target market. The breed of choice will make a difference, British breeds such as Aberdeen Angus and Hereford are recognised as having well marbled carcases especially if "finished" with grain. The Continental breeds such as Simmental, are known for having heavier, lean carcases. There are demands for both grass finished and grain fed beef,with niche markets for organic produced. Handling also has an effect on beef quality, animals which are raised in a quiet controlled environment will be less stressed generally, and be less tough when processed.
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