Breeding and Genetics

Ribeye Area Trends in Yearling Angus Heifers

Authors
  • Jennifer A. Minick (Iowa State University)
  • Doyle E. Wilson (Iowa State University)
  • Gene H. Rouse (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Ultrasound carcass data from yearling Angus heifers were analyzed to determine trends in ribeye area. Heavier heifers at scanning had larger ribeyes. Also, heifers with an increased amount of external rib fat had larger ribeye areas. The most efficient heifers with the largest ribeyes had the greatest amount of 12-13th rib fat.

Keywords: ASL R1716

How to Cite:

Minick, J. A., Wilson, D. E. & Rouse, G. H., (2001) “Ribeye Area Trends in Yearling Angus Heifers”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
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