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Ultrasonic prediction of carcass merit in beef cattle: evaluation of technician ef fects on ultrasonic estimates of carcass fat thickness and longissimus muscle area.
Real-time, linear array ultrasound offers a means of predicting these measures of individual carcass merit on alive animal basis, and this could be important in identifying animals with superior genetic potential to take advantage of incentives offered under a value-based marketing system.
He had been with Kansas State University, serving as the faculty coordinator for the K-State Purebred Beef Unit and breed assn liaison for the NCBA Carcass Merit Project.