Recording Your Sheep - Table 2 

New Performance Traits

Raw DataTrait 
Carcass Lean Weight (kg)   Muscle yield Quantity of muscle tissue in the carcass assessed using Computed Tomography (CT) image analysis of breeding stock at 21 weeks of age.
Carcass Fat Weight (kg) Leanness Quantity of fat in the carcass assessed using Computed Tomography (CT) image analysis of breeding stock at 21 weeks of age.
Muscularity (mm) Carcass shape Thickness of the muscle tissue in the gigot assessed using Computed
Tomography (CT) standardised to a fixed femur length.
Faecal Egg Count (FEC) Worm resistance Faecal samples are taken from lambs at 21 weeks of age and submitted
for laboratory analysis to measure the worm egg count in the sample.

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