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Use of a Digital Camera to Collect Carcass Data from Experimental Cattle

Authors
  • Allen Trenkle (Iowa State University)
  • Chris Iiams (Iowa State University)

Abstract

A digital camera was used to obtain digital images of beef carcasses moving on the rail in commercial beef packing plants. These images were satisfactory for measurement of backfat thickness and area of ribeye. The measurements were closely correlated with the same two measurements taken from tracings on acetate paper of fat thickness and area of ribeye made on carcasses moving on the rail.

Keywords: ASL R1650

How to Cite:

Trenkle, A. & Iiams, C., (2000) “Use of a Digital Camera to Collect Carcass Data from Experimental Cattle”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2000
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