The WTAMU - Beef Carcass Research Center was established in 1992 as a service to the U.S. beef industry. Since 1992, the BCRC has collected harvest and grading data on more than 450,000 cattle.
The BCRC routinely collects research data for pharmaceutical companies, feedlot research trials, university research trials, seedstock producers and other entities that have a need for data collection.
In 1996, the BCRC assumed responsibilities for the NCBA -
Cattlemen's Carcass Data Service. Through the CCDS, a network of
coordinators provide carcass data availability across the nation.
Basic harvest data include individual animal ID, carcass ID, and hot
carcass weight. Basic grade data include fat thickness, ribeye
area, %KPH, marbling, maturity, quality grade, and yield grade.
Data Collection Fees
|No. of Cattle||Harvest
& Grade Data
|45 or less
||$175 flat fee
||$350 flat fee
|46 - 90
||$3.75 per carcass
||$7.50 per carcass|
|91 - 135
||$3.50 per carcass||$7.00 per carcass|
|136 - 180
||$3.25 per carcass||$6.50 per carcass|
|181 - 225
||$3.00 per carcass||$6.00 per carcass|
|226 - 270
||$2.75 per carcass||$5.50 per carcass|
|Greater than 270
||$2.50 per carcass||$5.00 per carcass|
We also specialize in data needs beyond basic harvest and grade
information. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.