Przyżyciowe metody oceny użytkowości mięsnej bydła

Andrzej Węglarz , Anna Balakowska , Zenon Choroszy


This paper reviews different techniques for performance testing of cattle meatiness, which are a useful tool in selective breeding. They enable animals with proper muscling and desirable tissue composition to be chosen for reproduction. In the computer image analysis technique, animals are photographed with a digital camera, the images are transferred to a computer and analysed. The studies discussed in the paper show that the coefficients of correlation between computer measurements and meatiness traits are r = 0.62–0.9. Ultrasound technique enables measuring the cross-section of animal tissues, including thickness of fat layer, some muscles, and longissimus dorsi cross-sectional area. Ultrasound measurements of the longissimus dorsi muscle are used to evaluate the productive value of beef breed bulls in Poland using the method elaborated at the National Research Institute of Animal Production. Computer assisted tomography produces cross-sectional images of the animal body and provides information about fat layer thickness, longissimus dorsi area, and marbling of meat. Other live evaluation methods, such as isotope solution technique and electrical conductivity technique have less practical use.
Author Andrzej Węglarz (DoAS / DoCB)
Andrzej Węglarz,,
- Department of Cattle Breeding
, Anna Balakowska (DoAS / DoCB)
Anna Balakowska,,
- Department of Cattle Breeding
, Zenon Choroszy
Zenon Choroszy,,
Other language title versionsMethods for live evaluation of meat performance in cattle
Journal seriesWiadomości Zootechniczne, ISSN 1731-8068, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.6
Internal identifierWHiBZ/2013/22
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)7
Score sourcejournalList
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