Beef Carcass Research Center
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 490,000 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 provides 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 collected outside the Texas Panhandle will incur the above per carcass fee plus transportation (mileage, or airfare/rental), lodging, meals, and extra labor (travel, chill days, etc.).
We also specialize in data needs beyond basic harvest and grade information. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.