Estimating the Meat Quality Characteristics of Cows

  • Victor Adeney


Consumer’s demand regarding animal food quality and safety is gaining importance in new millennium. This emphasis has led to an increased awareness among the breeders towards carcass merit and selection of breeding cattle for beef quality traits. Measurement of these traits on live breeding cows is feasible by using the real time ultrasound technology, which is being used to estimate the fat thickness and muscle development for the genetic improvement of the population and is considered as a costeffective method.