6000 mea t pa c ker s a nd pr oc essor s f r om ther

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Unformatted text preview: r e its off to 500, 000 food ser vic e oper a tor s or 265, 000 mea t r eta iler s (number s a r e ver y r ough). a ) a t sa le ya r ds livestoc k a r e sold on liveweight ba sis to the highest bidder (gr ower s do not set the pr ic e) wher e the buyer tr ies to estima te the va lue of the a nima l a s it sta nds, a live, in fr ont of him. b) a gr owing per c enta ge of a nima ls (30% in c a ttle, 15% in pigs & 25% in sheep) a r e being sold on a gr a de a nd yield ba sis (tha t is, seller is pa id on the weight a nd qua lity of the c a r c a ss) 2) Pa c king & Gr a ding: a ) Sla ughter : F or tuna tely, the most huma ne sla ughter r esults in the best qua lity mea t. When a nima ls a r e sla ughter ed quic kly, with no str ess, musc le glyc ogen is br oken down in the killed a nima l with la c tic a c id sta ying in the musc le (r a ther tha n c a r r ied a wa y by the blood). The r elea se of la c tic a c id lower s the pH, pr omoting the unfolding of pr oteins in the musc le fiber s. Then, if the mea t is hung, a s r igor mor t...
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