Main cuts Beef : The Marbled Meat Club

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Main Beef Cuts

Round family

The round family is generated from the hindquarter of the carcass after the removal of the full loin and the flank.

Rib family

The rib family is generated from the forequarter of the carcass after the removal of the chuck, foreshank, brisket and short plate.

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Loin family

The loin family is generated from the hindquarter of the carcass after the removal of the round and the flank. 

Chuck family

The chuck family is generated from the forequarter of the carcass after the removal of the rib, short plate, brisket and foreshank.

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