Retail Beef Yield (RBY) EBVs are estimates of genetic differences between animals in boned out saleable meat from a 400 kg carcase.
RBY EBVs are calculated by measuring the boned out saleable meat of carcases in the abattoir, or from known relationships between saleable meat yield and other carcase measurements (e.g. fat depth). RBY EBVs are expressed in percentage units.
Higher RBY EBVs indicate the animal is expected to produce progeny that yield a higher percentage of saleable beef from a 400 kg carcase.