This is the most important part of raising cattle for profit.
As a Seller at Chesnee, you will benefit from our attempt at grading all cattle sold. This service will benefit you by providing a grade for your cattle. This grade is how cattle buyers “see” your cattle. The best prices paid for cattle are the Medium no.1’s. You will be able to see this information on your check next to the color of the cattle sold. If you see no grade on your animal then you have raised the type of cattle the industry is buying at the best price.
Color/breed of the animal is another important fact. The market demand for “Black and Black White Face” is highest.
After the cattle have gone to the feed yard, then a new grading system takes effect. This grading system takes into account the marbling and size of the beef cuts; the end consumer sees this. You have heard of them, Select, Choice, and Prime. Prime being the best of the best. You as a producer rarely know how your cattle grade at the plant, however the grade at the stockyard is a great indicator of the future.