You must also register with the Beef Carcase Classification (BCC) scheme if all of the following apply:
your business is in England or Wales
you slaughter 150 (or more) bovine animals aged 8 months or over per week.
The number of animals per week is calculated on a rolling annual average basis.
Under the BCC scheme, you must classify carcases according to rules which are followed throughout the European Union (EU) and cover:
carcase dressing, weighing and labelling/marking
communicating the classification results to the supplier
inspections, enforcement and penalties
If you slaughter fewer than 150 bovine animals (aged 8 months or over) per week
If you slaughter fewer than 150 bovine animals (aged 8 months or over) per week but want to classify beef carcases you can register with the BCC scheme as a small-scale operator.
If you do this you need to meet all the scheme requirements
You can only use the European Union (EU) classification scales if you are registered with the scheme.
Only a licensed classifier can carry out classification.