Slaughter Lambs, Yearlings, and Sheep

Slaughter Lambs, Yearlings, and Sheep Grades and Standards

Quality Grades of Slaughter Lambs
  1. Prime Slaughter lambs having minimum conformation requirements for the Prime grade tend to be thickly muscled throughout, and they are moderately wide and thick in relation to their length and height. They are moderately wide over the back, loin, and rump. Shoulders and hips are usually moderately smooth. The twist is moderately deep and full, and the legs are moderately large and plump. They generally present a well-rounded appearance due to a slight fullness or plumpness over the crops, loins, and rump.