Abstract

Carcasses from 44 intact male lambs were used in a study to examine conformation differences of North Country Cheviot and Texel- North Country Cheviot cross lambs. Videotapes were made of the dorsal view, side view, and close-up side view of the hindquarter, and digitized. Repeatabilities of measurements off digitized views were high, indicating the value of video image analysis techniques for assessing carcass conformation. Crossbred lambs born to Texel sires had a greater depth of carcass relative to length, ie. a more compact shape, compared to North Country Cheviot lambs.
 

D. L Patterson, A. Farid

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 19. Selection and quantitative genetics; growth; reproduction; lactation; fish; fiber; meat., , 485–488, 1994
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