USDA launches a pilot to give meat processors access to high-value beef grading

The “Remote Grading Pilot for Beef” allows the USDA to assess beef carcass characteristics and assign an official grade quality from a remote location.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) is working to provide better access to high-value beef grading for meat processors thanks to a new pilot program launched by the department. The program

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the pilot program, the “Remote Grading Pilot for Beef,” on a recent trip to Colorado.

The program will allow the USDA to assess beef carcass characteristics and assign the official grade quality from a remote location.

The UDSA says it will reduce costs and location barriers for all involved.

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