One typical beef cuts poster is the retail Beef Cuts and Recommended Cooking Methods poster, which the National Cattlemen's Beef Association publishes to increase the demand for beef by educating employees and consumers about the different cuts of beef. Individual beef brands and butchers also publish beef cuts posters.
The Beef Cuts and Recommended Cooking Methods poster is a straightforward chart that includes photos of the most common cuts of beef. A diagram at the top explains which part of the cow they come from. Small icons denote the preferred cooking methods. Certain cuts, such as the tenderloin filet and top round steak, are labeled as lean cuts, based on the government guidelines for fat content.
Hirsch's Meats, based in Plano, Texas, is one butcher that uses an online beef cuts poster to educate its customers about its products and USDA meat grades, as of 2015. The company's poster focuses on prime cuts of meat and describes the typical dishes or preparations that match each cut.
Certified Angus Beef publishes a stylized beef cuts poster to educate consumers while marketing the Certified Angus Beef brand. The poster divides common beef cuts into categories based on the part of the cow they are from, indicates the best cooking methods, and marks which cuts can be cooked in under 30 minutes. It directs consumers to the company website for recipes, cooking tips and retail locations.