BLUEGUM BEEF PRODUCT SPECIFCATIONS BLUEGUM PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS THE FOLLOWING SPECS ARE PART OF THE BLUEGUM BEEFCARE SYSTEM AND ARE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION DEPENDING ON MARKET REQUIREMENTS MSA by techmaster

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									                    BLUEGUM BEEF PRODUCT SPECIFCATIONS:




BLUEGUM PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS


THE FOLLOWING SPECS ARE PART OF THE BLUEGUM BEEFCARE SYSTEM
AND ARE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION DEPENDING ON MARKET
REQUIREMENTS.

MSA ACCREDITATION IS A SEPARATE, INDEPENDANT GRADING SYSTEM
OVER AND ABOVE THESE SPECS.

ALL MSA GRADED BEEF WILL BE PACKED AS BLUEGUM “PREMIUM”
AND IDENTIFIED WITH A GREEN CARTON LID AS WELL AS THE MSA
STICKER.

CARCASSES FAILING TO GRADED MSA WILL STILL BE IDENTIFIED AS
PER THESE SPECIFICATIONS.



CARCASSES FAILING TO MEET THE CRITERIA OF THE FOLLOWING
SPECIFICATIONS, OR WITH A MEAT COLOUR GREATER THAN 4, OR Ph
GREATER THAN 5.9 WILL BE EXCLUDED OR LABELLED AS
MANUFACTURING.




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BLUEGUM SUPREME                                            MSA
PRODUCTION                   GRAIN FED
MARKETS                      100 DAY EXPORT 4 STAR


       ENTERING FEEDLOT
 PARAMETER                                   TOLERANCE      E.g. Page                              E.g. Page
                       SPECIFICATION                                                VARIATIONS

                                                                                       120 DAY
 GENETICS           MINIMUM BRITISH OR          50%              2                       30%          2
                    WAGYU
                    MAXIMUM BOS INDICUS         30%              2                       50%          2
                    MAXIMUM EUROPEAN            30%              2                       50%          2
                    OTHER LABELLED
                    TROPICAL SUPREME
 MATURITY           DENTITION (TEETH)         0-4 teeth       14                       0-4 (0-2)     14


 SEX                STEERS & HEIFERS

 WEIGHT                                      280-390 kg                              390-490 kgs

          AT SLAUGHTER
                                                          TOLERANCE     E.g. Page                  E.g. Page
     PARAMETER                  SPECIFICATION                                       VARIATIONS
 DAYS ON FEED                MINIMUM                          100                   120
 MATURITY                    DENTITION                     0-4 teeth      14        0-6, teeth       14
 MEAT COLOUR                 AUS-MEAT MEAT
                             COLOUR CHART                    1B-3         15
 FAT COLOUR                  AUS-MEAT FAT
                             COLOUR CHART                    0-3          15
 TEXTURE/FIRMNESS                                             3
 MARBLE SCORE                AUS-MEAT CHILLER
                             ASSESSMENT                       1+          13
                             STANDARD
 EYE MUSCLE AREA             Minimum                       70 sq cm
 HSCW                                                     280-390 kg                285-400 kg

 pH                                                         5.3-5.9
 P8 FAT                                                    7-22mm
 RIB FAT                                                   5-15mm                   (6) mm
 AUS-MEAT CATEGORY           GF YG, YP, PR
                              ELECTROSTIMULATED
                                    AND OR
                               TENDERSTRETCHED
A great product. Young and tender but having just enough age to have developed a
full flavour…… Our most popular MSA Export product. Medium to large Primals
great meat and fat colour. (photos overleaf)
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BLUEGUM SUPREME
PRODUCTION     GRAIN FED
MARKETS   4 STAR EXPORT 100 DAY


             EXPORT 4 STAR




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BLUEGUM PRIME
PRODUCTION                         GRAIN FED 5 STAR
MARKET                             EXCLUSIVE EXPORT H & R MARKETS

        ENTERING FEEDLOT
 PARAMETER                                  TOLERANCE   E.g. Page
                       SPECIFICATION

 GENETICS           MINIMUM BRITISH           25%          4
                    MAXIMUM BOS INDICUS       25%          4
                    MAXIMUM EUROPEAN          25%          4
                    MINIMUM WAGYU             50%
 MATURITY           DENTITION               0-4teeth      14
 @ INDUCTION




 SEX                STEERS

 WEIGHT                                     360-470
                                              kg



 EXITING FEEDLOT
                                                                    TOLERANCE    E.g. Page
      PARAMETER                         SPECIFICATION
 DAYS ON FEED                   MINIMUM                                 150
 MATURITY                       DENTITION                            0-6 teeth     14
 MEAT COLOUR                    AUS-MEAT MEAT COLOUR CHART             1B-3        15
 FAT COLOUR                     AUS-MEAT FAT COLOUR CHART               0-3        15

 MARBLE SCORE                   AUS-MEAT CHILLER ASSESSMENT
                                STANDARD                                2+         13
 EYE MUSCLE AREA                Minimum                              70 sq cm
 HSCW                                                               300-450 kg
 pH                                                                   5.3-5.9
 P8 FAT                                                              7-30 mm
 AUS-MEAT CATEGORY
                                       ELECTRO-STIMULATED
                                             AND OR
                                        TENDERSTRETCHED

An exclusive full flavoured product for the specialist market.
Contains greater levels of Marbling.
(photos overleaf)



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BLUEGUM PRIME
PRODUCTION                      GRAIN FED
MARKET                          EXCLUSIVE EXPORT H & R MARKETS




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BLUEGUM SUPA - "A" BEEF                                         SUPA-A

PRODUCTION                               GRASS FED / GRAIN ASSISTED
MARKET                                   DOMESTIC AND EXPORT

                             AT PROCESSOR
                             PARAMETER                                      TOLERANCE    E.g. Page
                                                      SPECIFICATION

                    GENETICS                  MINIMUM BRITISH                  30%          6
                                              MAXIMUM BOS INDICUS              50%          6
                                              MAXIMUM EUROPEAN                 50%          6
                                              OTHER LABELLED TROPICAL
                                              SUPA – A
                    MATURITY                  DENTITION                      4-8 teeth     14

                    OPTIONAL DAYS ON FEED     SUPPLEMENT FOR FINISHING
                    AT PROPERTY               ONLY - MAXIMUM FEEDING         MAX 60
                                              50 DAYS PRIOR TO TURN-OFF
                    TYPE                      COWS & HEIFERS
                    HSCW                                                    200-330 kg

                    MEAT COLOUR               AUS-MEAT MEAT COLOUR CHART       1B-4        15
                    FAT COLOUR                AUS-MEAT FAT COLOUR CHART         0-4        15

                    FAT COVER                 OVER ALL CUTS                   5mm
                    MARBLE SCORE              AUS-MEAT CHILLER ASSESSMENT                  13
                                              STANDARD                          0+
                    EYE MUSCLE AREA           Minimum                        50 sq cm

                    pH                                                        5.3-5.9
                    P8 FAT                                                   6-24 mm

                                                ELECTRO-STIMULATED
                                                       AND OR
                                                  TENDERSTRETCHED
                    AGED FOR A MINIMUM OF 14 DAYS




This mature beef naturally carries a great flavour combined with rich colour
and texture.
Aged correctly, this beef eats exceedingly well.
(photos overleaf)




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BLUEGUM SUPA - "A" BEEF                                   SUPA-A


PRODUCTION                      GRASS FED / GRAIN ASSISTED
MARKET                          DOMESTIC AND EXPORT




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BLUEGUM GREEN LABEL                                  GREEN LABEL            MSA
PRODUCTION                      GRASS FED
MARKET                          EXPORT FULL SET MARKETS

            AT PROCESSOR
           PARAMETER                                       TOLERANCE     E.g. Page
                                     SPECIFICATION

 GENETICS                    MINIMUM BRITISH                   30%          8
                             MAXIMUM BOS INDICUS               50%          8
                             MAXIMUM EUROPEAN                  50%          8
                             OTHER LABELLED TROPICAL
                             GREEN LABEL
 MATURITY                    DENTITION                       0-6 teeth     14


 TYPE                        STEERS & HEIFERS
 HSCW                                                       285-420 kg
 MUSCLE SCORE
 MEAT COLOUR                 AUS-MEAT MEAT COLOUR CHART        1B-4        15
 FAT COLOUR                  AUS-MEAT FAT COLOUR CHART          0-4        15

 FAT COVER                   OVER ALL CUTS                    6mm
 MARBLE SCORE                AUS-MEAT CHILLER ASSESSMENT
                             STANDARD                         >0+          13
 EYE MUSCLE AREA             Minimum                        70 sq cm

 pH                                                          5.3-5.9
 P8 FAT                                                     7-22 mm
 AUSMEAT CATEGORY               YP PR   PRS S
                                 ELECTRO-STIMULATED



A premium natural product.
Produced specifically for the specialised Export "Full Set" markets.
(photos overleaf)




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BLUEGUM GREEN LABEL                              GREEN LABEL

PRODUCTION                      GRASS FED
MARKET                          JAPANESE FULL SET MARKET




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BLUEGUM GOLD                                            MSA
PRODUCTION                           GRAIN FED
MARKETS                              HOME DELIVERY/H & R, RETAIL

            COMMENCING FEED
 PARAMETER                                        TOLERANCE       E.g. Page
                          SPECIFICATION

 GENETICS           MINIMUM BRITISH                   50%           10
                    MAXIMUM BOS INDICUS               50%           10
                    MAXIMUM EUROPEAN                  50%           10
                    OTHER LABELLED TROPICAL
                    GOLD
 MATURITY           DENTITION                       0-2 teeth       14
 @ INDUCTION

 FRAME              Steers    Hip Height           118-128cms
 SCORE              Heifers   Hip Height           120-130cms
 SEX                STEERS & HEIFERS

 WEIGHT                                             270-350 kg      10
                                                   (280-340 kg)

 AT SLAUGHTER
                                                                     TOLERANCE       E.g. Page
       PARAMETER                         SPECIFICATION
 DAYS ON FEED                    (MINIMUM 60 HEIFERS 70 STEERS)              0
 MATURITY                        DENTITION                               0-4 teeth     14
 MEAT COLOUR                     AUS-MEAT MEAT COLOUR CHART                1B-3        15
 FAT COLOUR                      AUS-MEAT FAT COLOUR CHART                  0-3        15
 OSSIFICATION                    MAXIMUM                                    300
 MARBLE SCORE                    AUS-MEAT CHILLER ASSESSMENT
                                 STANDARD                                  0+          13
 EYE MUSCLE AREA                 Minimum                                60 sq cm
 HSCW                                                                  180-280 kg
                                                                      (210-270 kg)
 pH                                                                      5.3-5.9
 P8 FAT                                                                 5-17 mm
 FAT COVER                       Over all cuts                          4-15mm
 (RIB FAT)                                 (MINIMUM)                     (3mm)
 AUS-MEAT CATEGORY                        YG YGS YP
                                    ELECTRO-STIMULATED AND
                                       TENDERSTRETCHED
 AGEING                                                             As appropriate
 OTHER                           PORTION CONTROLLED INTO
                                 MEAL SIZED LOTS
Specially selected young domestic trade beef.
Tender & Juicy with excellent consistency - "Housewife's Choice"
(photos overleaf)
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BLUEGUM GOLD                                              MSA
PRODUCTION                      GRAIN FED
MARKETS                         HOME DELIVERY/H & R, RETAIL




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BLUEGUM CHOICE                                  Choice        MSA
PRODUCTION                       GRASS/LEAUCEANA FED / GRAIN ASSISTED
MARKETS                          HOTEL & RESTAURANT BEEF
                                 HOME CONSUMPTION

        AT SLAUGHTER
                                                              TOLERANCE    E.g. Page
       PARAMETER                         SPECIFICATION

 GENETICS                 MINIMUM BRITISH                        50%         12
                          MAXIMUM BOS INDICUS                    50%         12
                          MAXIMUM EUROPEAN                       50%         12
                          OTHER LABELLED TROPICAL CHOICE
 MATURITY                 DENTITION                           2-6 TEETH      14
 SUPPLEMENTATION          ON PROPERTY – AS DETERMINED TO
                          OPTIMISE MSA GRADING RESULTS

 SEX                      STEERS & HEIFERS

 HSCW                     220 - 280 kg                        180-300 kg

 MEAT COLOUR              AUS-MEAT MEAT COLOUR CHART             1B-4        15
 FAT COLOUR               AUS-MEAT FAT COLOUR CHART               0-3        15
 OSSIFICATION              MAXIMUM                               <300
 AGEING                              MINIMUM                   21 Days
 MARBLE SCORE                                                     0-2        13
 EYE MUSCLE AREA                            Minimum            60 sq cm
 pH                                                            5.3 - 5.9
 P8 FAT                                                        6-22mm
 AUS-MEAT CATEGORY          YP YPS PR PRS
                          ELECTRO-STIMULATED,
                          TENDERSTRETCHED AND AGED TO
                          CUSTOMERS REQUIREMENTS

This paddock reared beef is full of flavour. Superb choice for the Hotel and Restaurant
trade.
Ageing is controlled to enhance flavour, particularly where some marbling is preferred.




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(photos overleaf)




BLUEGUM CHOICE                             Choice         MSA
PRODUCTION                      GRASS / LEAUCENA FED, GRAIN ASSISTED
MARKETS                         HOTEL & RESTAURANT BEEF
                                HOME CONSUMPTION




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                                     APPENDIX 1
                           CHILLER ASSESSMENT STANDARDS
                                 MARBLING SCORES




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                                      APPENDIX 2
                                 DENTITION & BRUISING




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                                           APPENDIX 3
                                       FAT & MEAT COLOUR




                       The Appendices are reproduced with the kind permission of Aus-Meat



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