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USDA Beef Grades

Beef is graded for quality by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) graders according to standards established by the USDA.

Grades are based on the amount of marbling (flecks in fat within the lean) and the age of the animal.

These quality grades are an indication of palatability characteristics such as tenderness, juiciness, and flavor. 

While there are eight quality grades for beef, the top three Grades available to most consumers are:

Amount of Marbling

Prime
[Moderately Abundant Marbling]

Choice
[Moderate Marbling]

Select
[Slight Marbling]

Photographs of 3 Beef Rib Steaks showing the different amount of marbling - which is one of the determining factors in the USDA Grade label of beef.

Prime

Choice

Select

More Detailed Information on USDA Prime and Choice Graded Beef

PRIME  [The Moderately Abundant Picture Above]

This is the grade of beef that contains the greatest degree of marbling (small flecks of fat that are interspersed with the lean muscle, which contributes to tenderness, juiciness and flavor).

 It is generally sold to finer restaurants and to some selected meat stores. It is usually higher priced because it is produced in very limited quantities.

Choice [The Moderate Picture Above]

This is the grade preferred by many consumers because it contains sufficient marbling for taste and tenderness. It is usually less costly than U.S. Prime.   
Choice falls between Prime and Select.
Select [The Slight Picture Above]

This is generally a lower-priced grade of beef with less marbling than U.S. Choice. Select cuts of beef may vary in tenderness and juiciness.
Select has the least amount of marbling, making it leaner than, but often not as tender, juicy and flavorful as, the other two top grades. 

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Most markets today offer a selection of Choice and Select cuts. Wal-Mart normally only carries USDA Select Beef.

USDA Grading is optional and is paid for by meat processors.  The cost  is ultimately  reflected in the price of the meat.

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The Extension Services of Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and
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