Genetic parameters for carcass traits and their live animal indicators in Simmental cattle.

@article{Crews2003GeneticPF,
  title={Genetic parameters for carcass traits and their live animal indicators in Simmental cattle.},
  author={D H Denny Crews and Elisabet Pollak and Robert L. Weaber and Richard L. Quaas and Rozlyn Lipsey},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={1427-33}
}
The objective of this study was to estimate parameters required for genetic evaluation of Simmental carcass merit using carcass and live animal data. Carcass weight, fat thickness, longissimus muscle area, and marbling score were available from 5,750 steers and 1,504 heifers sired by Simmental bulls. Additionally, yearling ultrasound measurements of fat… CONTINUE READING