kidney knob - The kidney and the fat that surrounds it.
kidney, pelvic and heart fat (KPH) - The internal carcass fat associated with the kidney, pelvic cavity and heart expressed as a percentage of chilled carcass weight. The kidney is included in the estimate of kidney fat. Used in the calculation of yield grade.
ketosis - Condition characterized by a high concentration of ketone bodies in the body tissues and fluids. Also called acetonemia.
kosher meat - Meat from ruminant animals (with split hooves) that have been slaughtered according to Jewish law.