Summary and Implications
Recent developments in real-time ultrasound technology offer producers an opportunity to estimate intramuscular fat in live pigs. Genetic improvement of intramuscular fat will continue as an emphasis in swine breeding programs and genetic progress in this important trait will be possible through implementation of this technology.
Iowa State University
Schwab, Clint R. and Baas, Thomas J.
"Development of a Model to Predict Intramuscular Fat in Live Pigs Using Real-Time Ultrasound,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 652, ASL 2050.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol652/iss1/80