This manual is a guide to the uniform application of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) classes, standards, and grades for poultry, and to USDA’s voluntary poultry grading and certification services. It can also serve as the course outline for a poultry grading school.
It is designed primarily to aid poultry graders. However, it should also prove useful to those teaching poultry marketing, to quality control personnel in the poultry industry, and to volume food purchasers.
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