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Title: Mechanical Grading of beef carcasses
Authors: Allen, Paul
Finnerty, Nicholas
Keywords: Beef production
Carcass
Carcass grading
Mechanical grading
Carcass classification
Issue Date: Oct-2001
Publisher: Teagasc
Citation: Mechanical Grading of beef carcasses. The National Food Centre Research Report No. 45. Paul Allen and Nicholas Finnerty. Dublin; Teagasc, 2001. ISBN 1841702625
Series/Report no.: The National Food Centre Research Report;No. 45
Abstract: Three beef carcass classification systems that use Video Image Analysis (VIA) technology were tested in two trials at Dawn Meats Midleton, Co. Cork. The VIA systems were BCC2, manufactured by SFK Technology, Denmark, VBS2000, manufactured by E+V, Germany, and VIAscan, manufactured by Meat and Livestock Australia. The first trial, conducted over a 6-week period in July/August 1999, calibrated the VIA systems on a large sample of carcasses and validated these calibrations on a further sample obtained at the same time. The second trial, conducted in the first two weeks of March 2000, was a further validation trial. The reference classification scores were determined by a panel of three experienced classifiers using the EUROP grid with 15 subclasses for conformation class and 15 sub-classes for fat. In the first trial the accuracy of the VIA systems at predicting saleable meat yield in steer carcasses was also assessed.
Description: End of Project Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/130
ISBN: 1841702625
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Food Quality & Sensory Science

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