reference for lean meat percentage
– Le Rheu - France
reference for pig classification is defined in the EU as a lean meat proportion.
This continuous criteria is transformed into 5 classes known as EUROP scheme,
grid also used in beef classification. These schemes are management tools of the
issues are :
or economical criteria ?
bias between states and over the time
long for the approval ?
cost / accuracy (representativity)
not too complicated
old / new definitions
representativity of the commercial value could be increased,
reference has to be better defined
repeatability and reproducibility are suited
could be reduced
of the reference could be easier.
reference for the future ?
improved present reference (as e.g. an economic weighted % lean in the 4
more simplified % lean (2 h)
% lean from a new technology (e.g. an MRI index)