Product Range

Carcass Classification

Export carcasses are classified according to ‘Fat Cover’:
Y - Low fat content
P - Medium fat content

And by weight: L - 9.0kg - 12.5kg
M - 13.0kg - 16.0kg
X - 16.5kg - 20.5kg
H - Over 20.5kg

A combination of these factors give 7 carcass categories:


YL

YL

9.0kg - 12.5kg  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Up to and including 6mm

YM

YM

13.0kg - 16.0kg  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Up to and including 7mm

YX

YX

16.5kg - 20.5kg  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Up to and including 9mm

PL

PL

9.0kg - 12.5kg  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Over 6mm, up to and including 12mm

PM

PM

13.0kg - 16.0kg  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Over 7mm, up to and including 12mm

PX

PX

16.5Kg - 20.0kg  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Over 9mm, up to and including 12mm

PH

PH

20.5kg and over  |  Fat content (GR)  |  Over 9mm, up to and including 12mm

GR = A fat content assessment based on measurement of total tissue depth over the 12th rib at a point 11cm from the midline of the carcass.

New Zealand