Relationship between ultrasonically measured beef cow carcass traits and lifetime productivity

dc.citation.epage13en_US
dc.citation.spage11en_US
dc.contributor.authorPacheco, L.A.
dc.contributor.authorJaeger, John R.
dc.contributor.authorBormann, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorOlson, K. C.
dc.contributor.authoreidjrjaegeren_US
dc.contributor.authoreidjbormannen_US
dc.contributor.authoreidkcolsonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-30T16:50:46Z
dc.date.available2011-03-30T16:50:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-30
dc.date.published2011en_US
dc.descriptionBeef Cattle Research, 2011 is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 2011en
dc.description.abstractUltrasound is widely used in seed stock production, commercial operations, and in feed yards to predict carcass merit. It also has been used to assess the value of individuals as parents in the seed stock industry. Ultrasound has several advantages as a technique to evaluate body composition: it is relatively inexpensive; it produces results more rapidly compared to progeny testing programs; and data are less prone to selection bias than direct carcass data collection. Ultrasound measures of ribeye area and proportion of intramuscular fat are accurate predictors of their corresponding carcass traits in fed slaughter cattle. Thus, average heritability estimates of ultrasonically measured ribeye area and intramuscular fat are moderate to high. Moderate to high heritability allows seed stock breeders to select replacement animals with confidence based on ultrasound measurements.en_US
dc.description.conferenceCattlemen's Day, 2011, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2097/8133
dc.publisherKansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Serviceen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfKansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 11-171-Sen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfReport of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1047en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfCattlemen’s Day, 2011en_US
dc.subjectBeefen_US
dc.subjectCarcass traitsen_US
dc.subjectUltrasounden_US
dc.subjectProgeny performanceen_US
dc.titleRelationship between ultrasonically measured beef cow carcass traits and lifetime productivityen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US

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