An evaluation of methods used to assess fat cover in live cattle

Loxton, I. D. and Lindsay, J. A. and Toleman, Mark (1984) An evaluation of methods used to assess fat cover in live cattle. In: 15th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference: Animal Production in Australia, 13-17 Feb 1984, Armidale, Australia.

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Five methods of assessing subcutaneous fat cover were compared using male and female Bos indicus - Bos taurus beef cattle. None of the methods was able to accurately predict fat depth. The ESTD FAT technique has the greatest potential because it requires minimal handling. Use of the TRANS site may assist to improve accuracy with the ESTD FAT technique.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Abstract deposited with blanket permission of the Australian Society of Animal Production.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 05:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: fat cover; fat; cattle
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070202 Animal Growth and Development

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