Live Animal and Carcasses Specifications allow breed associations, distributors, and other industry organizations to use Live Animal and Carcass Specifications to group carcasses into specific and uniform breed and quality ranges and then market the end product as a certified, branded product. Certification may include quality attributes of the carcass such as maturity and marbling. Live animals may be certified for hair coat color and other characteristics. Producers interested in finding more information on various programs such as the Certified Angus Beef program should check out the "Individual Specifications and Contact Information" site at