Beef cattle: maximising financial returns

Find out how to optimise your returns and avoid any unnecessary deductions during the finishing and marketing process.

What are the main considerations?

Meeting the correct specification required by your customer is the key focus but there are other factors that will affect the end product; focusing on key husbandry and management areas will ensure you don’t unnecessarily incur any deductions.  

Husbandry and management

There are many on-farm factors that contribute to carcase and meat quality. Learn more about the key areas you can focus on that will ensure you optimise your returns. 

Husbandry and management factors

Understanding how each abattoir works

Dressing specifications, hot weight rebates, rounding and payment grids can all impact the price you receive. Learn more about what each involves and how it can affect you. 

How each abattoir works

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