The Ontario Carcass Appraisal Project was undertaken to provide the Ontario pork industry with measures of meat and carcass quality and provide the necessary information to potentially develop a breeding program for improving carcass and meat quality traits. Over 3000 animals have been tested, weighed, ultrasonically probed and slaughtered for carcass cut-out information related to feed efficiency, lean yield, distribution of primal cuts, colour and texture to identify and quantify measures of carcass and meat quality. Differences between breeds and sexes were found for many of the measures.

C. A Aker, J. AB Robinson, R. O Ball, B. E Uttaro, R. A Kemp

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 19. Selection and quantitative genetics; growth; reproduction; lactation; fish; fiber; meat., , 477–480, 1994
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