Meat

Variation of Muscle Quality Parameters within the Longissimus Muscle

Authors
  • K. D. Ragland (Iowa State University)
  • Lauren L. Christian (Iowa State University)
  • R. N. Goodwin (National Pork Producers Council)
  • Thomas J. Baas (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Results of this study indicate that significant variation exists for muscle quality traits within the longissimus muscle. It is important to follow a rigidly standardized protocol when obtaining samples for use in pork quality research. The decision on which section to use as an estimate of the composite is not as important as is procedure. Relationships among sections with composite values are high for most quality traits.

Keywords: ASL R1426

How to Cite:

Ragland, K. D., Christian, L. L., Goodwin, R. N. & Baas, T. J., (1997) “Variation of Muscle Quality Parameters within the Longissimus Muscle”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1997
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