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AN279: Ultrasound and Carcass Merit of Youth Market Cattle

Figure 8. Real-time ultrasound image of a longitudinal rib scan (11th–13th rib) to estimate marbling (or intramuscular fat) within the ribeye. The area within the box (A) is interpreted by the computer to estimate the percentage of intramuscular fat.

Credit: Photo modified from http://www.bovineengineering.com