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AN252: Ultrasound and Carcass Merit of Youth Market Hogs

Figure 6. Example real-time ultrasound image of a longitudinal loin scan (10th–13th rib) to estimate marbling (or intramuscular fat) within the loin. The area within the box (A) is interpreted by the computer to estimate the percentage of intramuscular fat. Photo modified from Newcom et al. (2002).