The latest National Beef Quality Audit indicates the overall cost of carcass defects has increased 15 percent to $85 head on fed cattle and rose five percent to $47 per head on non-fed cattle
Bruises and lesions reduce usable meat and add labor to remove these defects from the carcass.
Areas that need improvement include injection site lesions and liver abscesses. A new video has been posted at the Beef Research Council website. The link is below: