Genetic relationships of body condition score with carcass traits in Limousin cattle

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dc.contributor.author Eborn, D.R.
dc.contributor.author Moser, Daniel W.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T13:48:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T13:48:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-04T13:48:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4441
dc.description.abstract Field data from the North American Limousin Federation was used to determine the heritability and genetic correlations of body condition score (BCS) with carcass traits. Carcass traits included carcass weight, ribeye area, fat thickness, intramuscular fat, and % kidney, pelvic, and heart fat, and all were estimated to be lowly to moderately heritable (0.14 to 0.34). Heritability of BCS was 0.19. Favorable correlations existed between ribeye area and carcass weight (0.50), ribeye area and BCS (0.60), and carcass weight and BCS (0.28). Unfavorable correlations existed among ribeye area and intramuscular fat (-0.40), carcass weight and intramuscular fat (-0.23), and intramuscular fat and BCS (-0.64). These results suggest that selection for BCS should be effective and would result in some favorable changes in ribeye area and carcass weight but with unfavorable change in marbling. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2003 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 03-272-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 908 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Body condition score (BCS) en_US
dc.subject Carcass traits en_US
dc.subject Limousin cattle en_US
dc.title Genetic relationships of body condition score with carcass traits in Limousin cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 80 en_US
dc.citation.spage 78 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2003 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dmoser en_US


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