Section 2
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Obtaining objective measurements of animal conformation by video image analysis

Patterson, D.L.

Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Genetics applied to Livestock Production, Edinburgh 23-27 July 1990 XV Beef cattle, sheep and pig genetics and breeding, fibre, fur and meat quality: 295-298


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Withers and hip heights, hip width and distances from the pelvis to the humerus and scapula were measured in 26 Holstein cows and 45 crossbred beef heifers. Corresponding measurements were made on videotape images using a computer image analysis system. Measurements differed significantly between the 2 methods for some of the traits, but av. differences were small.

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