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Title: Variance components estimation for body length and area traits derived from image analysis of live pigs
Contributor(s): Sarker, N R  (author)orcid ; Walmsley, B J  (author)orcid ; Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2021-11
DOI: 10.1016/j.anscip.2021.09.149
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Introduction: Body conformation of an animal has traditionally been used in the commercial industry as an indicator of carcase value. Pig body conformation can vary in different genotypes because of fat levels, muscularity and stage of maturity Doeschl et al. (2004). Attention to carcase conformation is becoming more widespread as its effects on total meat yield and the weight of individual retail cuts are being recognised. Linear body measurements on live animals offer advantages over ubjective methods of judging carcase conformation and as predictors of primal cut distribution. In order to implement linear or area measurements in genetic evaluations, genetic variation must exist in these traits. This study aimed to estimate variance components and to derive heritabilities for length and area measures of live pigs that were obtained from digital images.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSA 2021: 18th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Brisbane, Australia, 15th - 18th November, 2021
Source of Publication: Animal - Science Proceedings, 12(2), p. 266-266
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 2772-283X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300301 Animal growth and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100410 Pigs
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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Description: Paper presented by N R Sarker
Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
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