Articles | Volume 52, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 52, 23–27, 2009
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-52-23-2009
Arch. Anim. Breed., 52, 23–27, 2009
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-52-23-2009

  10 Oct 2009

10 Oct 2009

Correlation of ultrasonic measured ribeye area and fat thickness to the certain traits measured on slaughtered bulls (Short Communication)

M. Török, J. P. Polgár, G. Kocsi, V. Farkas, and F. Szabó M. Török et al.
  • Georgikon Faculty of Agriculture, University of Pannonia, Keszthely, Hungary

Abstract. The aim of this study was to test accuracy of measurements done by Falco 100 (Pie Medical) ultrasonic equipment. 10 Angus, 10 Hungarian Simmental, 10 Limousin and 10 Charolais fattening bulls were measured at the feedlot just before slaughtering. Fat thickness at the rump (P8) and ribeye area (REA) were realized from each animal. After slaughtering, the data of slaughter and carcass weights were collected and carcasses were judged on the base of EUROP system. The database was examined by SPSS 9.0 for Windows. Average liveweight of Angus was 645 ± 41.5 kg, of Hungarian Simmental was 676 ± 41.8 kg, of Limousin was 655 ± 50.8 kg and of Charolais was 694 ± 42.3 kg at the measurement. REA measured with ultrasound was 102.9 ± 8.9 cm2, 102.7 ± 10.4 cm2, 111.2 ± 9.6 cm2 and 106.4 ± 9.5 cm2, respectively. P8 was 1.05 ± 0.28 cm, 0.62 ± 0.13 cm, 0.62 ± 0.09 and 0.61 ± 0.18 cm, respectively. Correlation between ultrasonic and carcass REA in case of mentioned breeds was 0.74, 0.74, 0.94 and 0.80. Correlation between P8 and EUROP fat score was 0.51, 0.73, 0.56 and 0.28, respectively. Overall correlation between ultrasonic and carcass REA was 0.83 (P≤0.01), and between P8 and EUROP fat score was 0.69 (P≤0.01).