HCC highlights carcase classifications to Welsh farmers

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) is offering carcase selection courses to farmers across Wales in order to ensure that animals sent to slaughter are finished to the optimum that the market requires.

The free training courses, which are being held at abattoirs across the principality, aim to demonstrate the carcase classification of animals coming into lairage and through to slaughtering and cutting, comparing the ideal grades for fat and conformation pre- and post-slaughter. It is hoped that developing this knowledge among farmers will help build substantial savings into the cost of production, as the cost of feed soars.  

HCC project executive Dewi Hughes said: “These courses are very useful for farmers and provide them with important advice for their business. Knowing when to market your lambs or cattle is essential to getting the best returns for your livestock.”

The courses will be held at Dunbia Llanybydder at Teify Park, on Tuesday 30 October and Tuesday 6 November and at Randall Parker Foods, Dolwen, on Wednesday 31 October 2012. Anyone wishing to attend must register with HCC in advance.