Breeding and Genetics

Preliminary Analysis of Data from the Iowa Beef Tenderness and Carcass Evaluation Project

Authors
  • J. A. Minick (Iowa State University)
  • D. E. Wilson (Iowa State University)
  • D. R. Strohbehn (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Steers from the Iowa Beef Tenderness and Carcass Evaluation Project were harvested and carcass data, including Warner-Bratzler shear force values, were collected. The heritability estimate of tenderness in this data set was .04, and the phenotypic correlation between tenderness and marbling was -0.26. Steers with more intramuscular fat were more tender. The data set used to develop this heritability and correlation is very small. If additional data result in a low estimate, it may not be cost effective to progeny test sires for tenderness.

Keywords: ASL R1739

How to Cite:

Minick, J. A., Wilson, D. E. & Strohbehn, D. R., (2002) “Preliminary Analysis of Data from the Iowa Beef Tenderness and Carcass Evaluation Project”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2002
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