Early-weaning and the post-weaning nutritional management affect feedlot performance, carcass merit
, and the relationship of 12th-rib fat, marbling score, and feed efficiency among Angus and Wagyu heifers.
(2007) have reported considerable genetic and phenotypic variation in beef cattle in measures of feeding behaviour and temperament which are also related to measures of performance FCR and carcass merit
.Some Breed Associations that are now routinely considering docility in animal selection programs such as the Limousin Breed Association have seen remarkable
Moore, "Polymorphisms in the bovine leptin promoter associated with serum leptin concentration, growth, feed intake, feeding behavior, and measures of carcass merit
," Journal of Animal Science, vol.
Scientists evaluated lamb survival from birth to weaning; growth before and after weaning; changes in body composition, such as fat and muscle relationships; efficiency of growth; and carcass merit
Virtually all hogs are bought on carcass merit
and backfat is 0.75" on a 200 pound carcass.
pricing system A pricing system that pays extra to producers for meeting predetermined quality standards.