Strategies for Genetic Improvement of Carcass Value in Lambs

  title={Strategies for Genetic Improvement of Carcass Value in Lambs},
  author={Dan F. Waldron},
Improving carcass composition is one factor that can have an impact on lamb consumption and demand (Ward, 1995; Purcell, 1998). Increased size of cuts and decreased fatness are two factors that affect consumer acceptability of lamb (Jeremiah et al., 1993). The lamb producer that markets superior carcasses, with greater consumer appeal, expects to realize financial rewards from doing so. The expectation of greater income received from marketing superior lambs is motivation for producers to… CONTINUE READING

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