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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2688

Topic

Beef

Summary and Implications

The use of an initial real-time ultrasound image (RTU) of the 12th rib longissimus dorsi muscle (REA), external backfat (BF) and intramuscular fat (IMF) when coupled with feeding data collected on feedlot cattle can be used to project final REA, BF and IMF. By doing these estimates, subsequent quality and yield grades of the finished animal can be projected.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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