More great news from the 2016 NBQA: along with the presence of horns, animal handling practices and other factors can play a role in bruising, which is a detriment to the overall value of a beef carcass and can result in a net loss of weight and product yield.

While there were fewer carcasses without bruises in 2016, bruising was generally less severe than in previous years.

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