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Evaluation of ultrasound for prediction of carcass meat yield and meat quality in Korean native cattle (Hanwoo)

Song, Y.H.; Kim, S.J.; Lee, S.K.

Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 15(4): 591-595

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 1011-2367
Accession: 003761599

335 progeny testing steers (Korean beef cattle) were evaluated ultrasonically for back fat thickness (BFT), longissimus muscle area (LMA) and intramuscular fat (IF), before slaughter. Class measurements associated with the Korean yield grade and quality grade were also obtained. Residual standard deviation between ultrasonic estimates and carcass measurements of BFT, LMA were 1.49 mm and 0.96 cm2.

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