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19 – Rib Fat

Rib Fat EBVs are estimates of genetic differences between animals in fat depth at the 12/13th rib site in a 400 kg carcase.

Rib Fat EBVs are calculated by measuring the fat depth at the 12/13th rib site via either live animal ultrasound scanning or direct measurement of carcases in the abattoir, and/or genomic information. Rib Fat EBVs are expressed in millimetre units.

Higher Rib Fat EBVs indicate the animal is expected to produce progeny with greater fat depth in a 400 kg carcase.

Ultrasound scanning