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Beef Carcass Research Center


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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.

Basic Data Collection Fees
No. of Cattle Harvest Data Only
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.