Canadian Grade Compendium
Volume 1 - Ovine Carcasses and Poultry Carcasses

Interpretation

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1. The following definitions apply in this Volume.

"break joint" means the metacarpo-phalangeal joint of the foreleg of a lamb carcass. (articulation dentelée)

"lamb carcass" means an ovine carcass that has the maturity characteristics set out in Schedule 1 - Maturity Characteristics for Lamb Carcasses. (carcasse d'agneau)

"mutton carcass" means an ovine carcass that has the maturity characteristics set out in Schedule 2 - Maturity Characteristics for Mutton Carcasses. (carcasse de mouton)

"ovine carcass" means the carcass of a slaughtered ovine animal that has a carcass weight of 13.5 kg or more and that has had the following removed, namely,

  • (a) the pelt,
  • (b) that portion of the head and neck forward of the first cervical vertebra,
  • (c) that portion of the hind leg below the metatarso-phalangeal (ankle) joint,
  • (d) the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and urinary systems and the thoracic and abdominal organs,
  • (e) the membranous portion of the diaphragm,
  • (f) the heart fat and scrotal or udder fat,
  • (g) the tail posterior to the third coccygeal vertebra, and
  • (h) any portion of the carcass the removal of which is required for pathological reasons. (carcasse d'ovin)

"spool joint" means the metacarpo-phalangeal joint of the foreleg of a mutton carcass. (articulation cannelée)

"yield" means, in respect of a lamb carcass, the estimated percentage of lean meat in the lamb carcass derived from the primal cuts thereof, as determined by a grader. (rendement)

"yield class" means, in respect of a lamb carcass, the yield class determined in accordance with subsection 4(6). (catégorie de rendement)

"yield stamp" means, in respect of a lamb carcass, the mark that is made on the lamb carcass by a grade stamp applicator that shows the yield class of the carcass and the grader's code and is in the outline of a triangle, as set out in Schedule 4 - Lamb Carcass Yield Stamp. (cachet de rendement)

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