An ultrasound image obtained between the 12th and 13th rib of beef animal at a year of age.  In this image 12th rib fat thickness and ribeye area can be measured.  This can be used to determine a finish endpoint for fed cattle or can be used in genetic evaluation of bulls and heifers at year of age.

Ultrasound image of beef ribeye

Credit: Amy Radunz

Digital Credit: Amy Radunz

Publisher: Amy Radunz

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Description: An ultrasound image obtained between the 12th and 13th rib of beef animal at a year of age. In this image 12th rib fat thickness and ribeye area can be measured. This can be used to determine a finish endpoint for fed cattle or can be used in genetic evaluation of bulls and heifers at year of age.

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