Meat

Efficacy of Using Real-time Ultrasound to Predict Intramuscular Fat in the Longissimus Muscle of Live Swine

Authors
  • K. D. Ragland (Iowa State University)
  • Lauren L. Christian (Iowa State University)
  • Tom J. Baas (Iowa State University)
  • V. R. Amin (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Results of this study indicate that real-time ultrasound can be useful in predicting intramuscular fat (IMF) in the longissimuss muscle of live swine. The addition of tenth rib backfat measurements and sex as independent variables to IMF prediction equations increases prediction accuracy. Improvements in data collection and image analysis should further enhance prediction accuracy

Keywords: ASL R1526

How to Cite:

Ragland, K. D., Christian, L. L., Baas, T. J. & Amin, V. R., (1998) “Efficacy of Using Real-time Ultrasound to Predict Intramuscular Fat in the Longissimus Muscle of Live Swine”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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01 Jan 1998
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