Estimated breeding values for meat characteristics of crossbred cattle with an animal model.

@article{Vleck1992EstimatedBV,
  title={Estimated breeding values for meat characteristics of crossbred cattle with an animal model.},
  author={Lloyd Dale Van Vleck and Ahmed Hakim and Larry V. Cundiff and Robert De Mello Koch and John D. Crouse and K. G. Boldman},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={363-71}
}
Longissimus muscle area, shear force measure, and sensory panel scores for flavor, juiciness, and tenderness, and marbling score were obtained from 682 steer carcasses, resulting from crosses among five Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds. The single-trait model used included birth year and as covariates breed fractions, weaning age, and days on feed. The numerator relationship matrix was for 1,350 animals (682 steers, 74 pure breed and 52 F1-cross sires and 542 dams). The coefficient matrix was… CONTINUE READING
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