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Factors Affecting the Prediction of Saleable Meat Yield in Lamb Carcasses Using Electronic Probe Technology

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dc.contributor.advisor Mandell, Ira
dc.contributor.author Mikel, Curtis
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-13T14:52:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-13T14:52:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-01
dc.date.created 2014-01-09
dc.date.issued 2014-01-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7813
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of the use of electronic probe technology (Viewtrak PG-207 optical probe) for predicting saleable meat yield (SMY) in lamb carcasses. 370 lambs were used in this study to compare probe versus carcass measures of backfat and longissimus muscle depth. Pearson correlation coefficients were determined to test probe accuracy versus actual carcass measures. Multiple regression analysis evaluated relationships among probe and carcass measures to SMY. ANOVA was used to determine significant predictors of saleable meat yield and develop prediction equations. Coefficients of determination (R2) for models with probe measurements on the hot carcass ranged from 0.014 to 0.284 (P ≤ 0.86) and 0.120 to 0.316 (P ≤ 0.50) on the chilled carcass. In this study, Viewtrak PG-207 optical probe measurements could not be used alone to accurately predict SMY in lamb carcasses. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject saleable meat yield en_US
dc.subject lambs en_US
dc.subject probe en_US
dc.title Factors Affecting the Prediction of Saleable Meat Yield in Lamb Carcasses Using Electronic Probe Technology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Animal and Poultry Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Animal and Poultry Science en_US


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