Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards

Value added

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Value adding is the process by which value is added by various methods of processing raw meat for the sake of profit. These processes range from simply cutting a piece of primal meat into steaks in a specific weight to the processing of meat for sausages. Value adding might also include the processing of offal and by products for sale. Adding Value is key aspect to increasing profit and efficiency. In an overseas market, certain cultures might add value differently than others, processing the meat and other by products for alternative uses by the public.

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Inputs are the machines, and skills used to add value as well as the products being altered to add value. This might be different in different countries. Meat products- The meat being used. Machinery- Used for adding value, such as making sausages or cutting the meat. Labour- Employees.

Meat products- The amount. Kilograms Labour- Employees. Number of employees

Altered meat product- This new product has had value added

Altered meat product- The produced amount. Kilograms

80% of the total carcass value is extracted from 40% of the carcass weight through value adding.

Dependent on the country