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Computerised weighing and grading

Computerised weighing and grading

RACE Services developed this computerised system (shown here at Greenlea Premier Meats, Morrinsville) for weighing and grading beef, sheep, goat, pig or deer carcasses. It can be programmed to classify each carcass according to a range of different criteria, such as sex, muscling, fatness, defects and dressing faults (cuts, or areas with tissue removed). The system can provide valuable feedback to farmers and processors.

Photo courtesy of Greenlea Premier Meats

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Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Classifying products', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008