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Table 3 Description of the USMARC resource population carcass and meat quality phenotypic means.

From: Association, effects and validation of polymorphisms within the NCAPG - LCORL locus located on BTA6 with feed intake, gain, meat and carcass traits in beef cattle

Phenotype1 N Mean2 Range
Hot Carcass Weight (kg) 1066 353 ± 34.6 246.8 - 468.6
Adjusted Fat Thickness (cm) 1066 1.27 ± 0.5 0.1 - 3.3
Marbling (MSU)3 1066 531.4 ± 91.8 300 - 910
Ribeye Area (cm2) 1066 78.7 ± 8.4 56.1 - 116.8
Slice Shear Force (kg) 1066 12.4 ± 3 6.48 - 27.38
  1. 1 Slice shear force was measured at 14 d postmortem.
  2. 2 Mean and standard deviation for each phenotype.
  3. 3 MSU = Marbling score unit. 400 = Slight00, 500 = Small00, 600 = Modest00.
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