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Estimation of genetic and phenotypic parameters for ultrasound and carcass merit traits in crossbred beef cattleDownload
Ultrasound measurements of 852 crossbred steers along with carcass merit measurements on 756 of them were used to examine their genetic and phenotypic parameters. Traits including ultrasound backfat thickness (UBF), ultrasound ribeye area (UREA), ultrasound marbling (UMAR), carcass weight (CWT),...
Genetic parameters for production and feeding behaviour traits in crossbred steers fed a finishing diet at different agesDownload
Because cattle can be raised postweaning under several feeding regimes, this study examined the consistency of phenotypic and genetic parameters of some production and feeding behaviour traits between two feeding periods that beef cattle received a finisher diet. Crossbred steers (n=851) were...
Pork quality and carcass characteristics are now being integrated into swine breeding objectives because of their economic value. Understanding the genetic basis for these traits is necessary for this to be accomplished. The main objective of this study was to improve pork quality traits in two...
Relationships between loin physical, meat quality and intramuscular collagen characteristics of carcasses from crossbred swine populationsDownload
Carcass and meat characteristics are of great importance to the pork industry as they determine the ultimate returns from animals produced. Making genetic progress in these traits requires them to be measurable, heritable and have adequate additive genetic variability. Estimates of genetic...