TABLE 1

Means, standard deviations, heritabilities, and phenotypic correlations of the five traits analyzed in the F2 population

Phenotypic correlation
TraitMeanStandard deviationHeritabilityLast ribLoin eyeMarblingCholesterol
Carcass weight (kg)87.15.70.18a0.260.170.090.06
Last rib back fat (cm)3.160.610.36–0.250.140.12
Loin eye area (cm2)35.65.70.48–0.25–0.07
Marbling score (1–5)3.80.730.130.09
Cholesterol (mg/100 g)57.78.30.31

Heritability estimates are from Goodwin and Burroughs (1995).

  • a Heritability of dressing percentage.