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OptiCarcass™ – Carcass Value Optimization
The Carcass Value Optimization Process
OptiCarcass – Carcass Value Optimization provides optimal carcass fabrication solutions for packers. Our OptiCarcass system analyzes the subprimals of each carcass type by weight, yield grade, quality grade, and sex/breed while simultaneously analyzing current pricing. It then identifies the combination of subprimals that represents the greatest value for that particular type of carcass. OptiCarcass also uses incremental cost-of-fabrication and other expenses related to specific cuts as part of its optimal solution analysis, providing the most complete optimization possible.
Expected Profit Gains
Using OptiCarcass typically results in a profit improvement of from $50 to $100 per carcass, depending on current pricing, forward sales, and product demand.
Creating a Value Optimized Production Plan
Knowing the most valuable fabrication for specific types of carcasses is only half of the solution in deriving the greatest amount of value from a carcass. A production plan must be created for available carcasses that meets the requirements of forward sales, limits the production of excess product, and minimizes the number of changes in fabrication.
OptiCarcass combines the optimum carcass fabrications, the carcasses available for fabrication, and forward sales and inventory data and produces a production plan than retains the greatest value across all carcasses. It does this by ordering these carcasses, inside of these constraints, to provide the greatest value.
Forward Sales and OptiCarcass
Determining what products to sell on a forward basis and the appropriate product pricing is a difficult, but neccessary process. Every time a non-optimum product is presold, it is an immediate loss of value. OptiCarcass allows you to determine the profitability of forward sales by combining future pricing with the expected carcass types that will be available at the time of order fulfillment. This allows your sales staff to focus on forward sales of those subprimals providing greatest value.
Cattle Procurement and OptiCarcass
OptiCarcass gives a more accurate value of live cattle than existing grids. This improved understanding will enhance the value of your cattle procurement decisions.
Contact us today to see how OptiCarcass can make a difference in your production value!
Nav Analtyics Inc.’s president, Rick Jimmink, was interviewed at the 2011 NCBA meetings by Trent Loos of Loos Tales regarding carcass optimization and its potential impact on the beef industry. Listen to the interview here.