Sides Quarters Foresaddles Hindsaddles

These represent the first step in breaking down a carcass.

Again, these larger cuts are no longer frequently used in food service. Fewer establishments cut their own meats.

1. Beef is split first through the backbone into sides. Sides are divided between the 12 th and 13 th ribs into forequarter and hindquarter.

2. Veal and lamb are not split into sides but are divided in half into foresaddle and hindsaddle. For veal, the cut is made between the 11th and 12th ribs. Lamb, on the other hand, is split either between the 12th and 13th rib or after the 13th rib, depending on the cutting style. For more information, see the charts on page 269.

3. Pork carcasses are not divided in this way. They are cut directly into primal cuts (see below).

Table 10.2 IMPS/NAMP Meat Categories

Series Number

Series Name


Fresh Beef


Fresh Lamb

and Mutton


Fresh Veal

and Calf


Fresh Pork


Cured, Cured and

Smoked, and

Cooked Pork



Cured, Dried, and

Smoked Beef



Variety Meats

and Edible



Sausage Products


Fresh Goat

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