Correlation Analyses on Body Size Traits, Carcass Traits and Primal Cuts in Hanwoo Steers
한우 후대검정우 체척, 도체형질 및 부분육간 상관분석

Jae Gu Lee, Seung Soo Lee, Kwang Hyun Cho, Chungil Cho, Yun Ho Choy, Jae Gwan Choi, Byoungho Park, Chong Sam Na, Taejeong Choi
2013 Journal of Animal Science and Technology  
This study was conducted to estimate the correlation structure between body size traits, carcass traits, and primal cuts in Hanwoo steers. Hanwoo progeny test data (body weight and body measurements) were collected from 2008 to 2010 from a total of 882 steers at the Hanwoo Improvement Main Center (NACF). Carcass traits considered were cold carcass weight, eye muscle area, backfat thickness, and marbling scores evaluated at the time of carcass grading. Correlation analyses were performed with
more » ... e performed with observed scales of the traits and with residuals considering fixed environmental effects in generalized linear models. The correlation coefficient estimated between loin weight and chest girth was high at 0.74. The shank negatively correlated with pelvic width (-0.23) and hipbone width (-0.27). In addition, rib weight and chest girth was highly correlated (0.80). The correlation between carcass weight and chest girth was 0.86 in observed scale. Residual correlation between these traits was estimated at 0.65. Correlation between carcass weight and loin was 0.87 in the observed scale. Residual correlation was estimated at 0.83. The correlation coefficient estimated between shank weight and brisket and flank weight was negative at -0.69. Chest girth had a high correlation between primal cuts weight and body measurements. Thus, we believe that these results will provide a greater understanding on the relationship of primal cuts and other phenotypes, thus enabling valid production models for Hanwoo steers. (
doi:10.5187/jast.2013.55.5.351 fatcat:x5q6ihc7snbolbyyl3zedhwqty