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Grade

(1) A designated ground level. (2) To change the contours of land.

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The USDA and Korean yield grades showed differences in cutability, with the Korean yield grades being 34.2% for A, 53.9% for B, and 11.5% for C, while the USDA yield grades were 15.3% for grade 1, 71.7% for grade 2 and 3, and 13.0% for grade 4 and 5 (Moore et al., 2012).
Factors affecting beef carcass cutability: an evaluation of the USDA yield grades for beef.
Early-weaned steers typically had poorer USDA yield grades, revealing the importance of identifying them before they enter the feedlot, Waterman says.