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|Title:||Fat distribution in angus steers is related to residual feed intake estimated breeding value|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the eighteenth conference : Matching genetics and environment : a new look at an old topic, Barossa Valley, S. A., 28th September - 1st October 2009 / Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: pp.536-539|
|Conference Name:||Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference (18th : 2009 : Barossa Valley, South Australia)|
|A.R. Egarr, W.S. Pitchford, M.J. Bottema, R.M. Herd, J.P. Siddell, J.M. Thompson and C.D.K. Bottema|
|Abstract:||The association between fat distribution and feed efficiency was investigated using Angus steers divergent in residual feed intake (RFI) estimated breeding values (EBV). The 208 steers were fed in a commercial feedlot in NSW for 250 days, entering at 13 – 16 months of age. Hot standard carcass weight, eye muscle area, marble score, intramuscular fat content, rib fat (subcutaneous) depth and seam (intermuscular) fat area were measured and regressed against the mid-parent RFI EBV of the steers. The results showed that rib fat depth was more strongly associated with RFI EBV than were the other fat depots.|
|Rights:||© Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 2009|
|Appears in Collections:||Animal and Veterinary Sciences publications|
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