I do not think you need
the system so much to protect the dealer- he is a pretty good judge of beef-as the consumer, who when he ordered prime steer beef steak was sold cow beef of second quality. Cut up into steaks, he could not tell what grade was being supplied. With this system of branding in force the grade will be indicated, no matter how thin the steak may be. In that way the consumer will be educated to buy the better grades. This will have
beneficial effect on the producer, inasmuch as he will receive a little more for first class beef. That has been the great trouble all the way through-the ability of the middleman to sell second or third grade steer beef for first class. I notice this simply gives you power to work out your system later on.