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Calibration of an on-line dual energy X-ray absorptiometer for estimating carcase composition in lamb at abattoir chain-speed

Gardner, G.E.ORCID: 0000-0001-7499-9986, Starling, S., Charnley, J., Hocking-Edwards, J., Petersen, J. and Williams, A. (2018) Calibration of an on-line dual energy X-ray absorptiometer for estimating carcase composition in lamb at abattoir chain-speed. Meat Science, 144 . pp. 91-99.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2018.06.020
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Abstract

This experiment assessed the ability of an on-line dual energy x-ray absorptiometer (DEXA) installed at a commercial abattoir to determine carcase composition at abattoir chain-speed. 607 lamb carcases from 7 slaughter groups were DEXA scanned and then scanned using computed tomography to determine the proportions of fat (CT fat%), lean (CT lean%), and bone (CT bone%). Data between slaughter groups were standardised relative to a synthetic phantom consisting of Nylon-6. Models were then trained within each dataset using hot carcase weight and DEXA value to predict CT composition, and then validated in the remaining datasets. Results from across-dataset validation tests demonstrated excellent precision for predicting CT fat%, with RMSE and R2 values of 1.32 and 0.89, compared to values of 1.69 and 0.69 for CT lean%, and 0.81 and 0.68 for CT bone% which had less precision. Accuracy across datasets was also robust, with average bias values of 0.66, 0.83, and 0.51 for CT fat%, lean%, and bone%.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2018 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41211
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