Selection of flock rams for eye muscle depth will improve the boning room profitability of their progeny.

B.M. McLeod, A.K. White, W.J. O'Halloran, S.G. Nielsen

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    Abstract

    The progeny of lambs selected for high growth rates, leanness and high muscling were compared after slaughter to the progeny of similar high growth rates, leanness but low muscling lambs. Both groups were joined in an experiment to first cross ewes. Carcase measurements were taken using selected meat cuts, including boneless square cut shoulder, forequarter shank, trimmed rack, eye of shortloin, tenderloin and boneless leg cuts. A difference of 2.38% in boning room value and profitability ($3.32) was found between progeny of the high and low muscling groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGenetic Improvement
    Subtitle of host publicationMaking it Happen
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Animal Breeding Genetics
    Pages207210
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Electronic)1921208139
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding & Genetics - Armidale, NSW, Australia
    Duration: 24 Sep 200726 Sep 2007

    Conference

    Conference17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding & Genetics
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period24/09/0726/09/07

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