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Recording sire information on BCMS passports generates new breeding tools for carcase traits.

Kim Matthews and Samuel Boon Whilst improvements in carcase conformation and fat class have been observed over the last decade, at present only 55% of prime cattle slaughtered in Britain met the target of E, U or R for conformation and 1, 2, 3 or 4L for fat class. One means of improving carcase quality is to breed cattle with better carcase characteristics. Currently this i ...