A Comparison of Serially Scanned Replacement and Feedlot Angus Sired Heifers for Body Composition Traits: Ribeye Area, Fat Cover, and Percent Intramuscular Fat
This study evaluated 167 Angus sire heifers which were managed as either potential replacement breeding stock or feedlot performance heifers. Each heifer was scanned three times over the experiment period. This study would indicate that evaluation for percent intramuscular fat (PFAT) would be more feasible under typical replacement heifer development management schemes than evaluation for subcutaneous fat or REA. The difference in the level of energy fed had a much smaller response on the rate of change for PFAT than on either subcutaneous fat or REA.
Keywords: ASL R1871
How to Cite:
Tait, R. G. & Rouse, G. H. & Maxwell, D. R. & Spangler, M. L. & Wall, P. B., (2004) “A Comparison of Serially Scanned Replacement and Feedlot Angus Sired Heifers for Body Composition Traits: Ribeye Area, Fat Cover, and Percent Intramuscular Fat”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-589