Farm Ireland

Friday 23 March 2018

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Factories found using unofficial QPS grades

SEVERAL grades that are not on the official list for the Quality Payment System (QPS) for cattle are being operated by the factories, it has emerged.

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has confirmed that the operation of the grid at the factories includes splits in fat scores 2, 3 and 5 across the conformation scores, none of which were included in the published list of 60 grades under the QPS.

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