AHDB Beef & Lamb has produced a comprehensive meat purchasing guide and cutting specification manual. The cutting specification manual helps to maximise the versatility of the beef and lamb carcase. Interactive meat costings spreadsheets are provided to help establish likely meat yields and retail value in order to achieve target gross margins. The spreadsheets automatically calculate likely yield and value for different cuts when you enter your own carcase weights and retail prices.

Specifically designed for processors and butchers the manual contains detailed specifications for beef, lamb, mutton and veal with step-by-step guides to preparing 320 different cuts. All of the cuts featured in the manual have their own unique identifying code matching the meat purchasing guide to bring consistency and uniformity to the market.

AHDB Beef & Lamb has also produced a range of specialist cutting guides that relate to a specific promotion or specialist market such as the beef and lamb box schemes or the guide to new beef cuts.

A number of costings tools are also available.