Great article which explains the sensory science to instrument grading, tools add precision to measuring the relationship between marbling and eating quality.
And the best way to achieve a balanced trait selection is through the use of the AngusPure Index.
To Quote Dan Moser – President Angus Genetics Inc.
” In most cases, producers can simplify their selection process and accelerate overall genetic progress by using a selection index rather than individual EBV’s for each trait. An index, Moser says, combines multiple traits and their economic impacts into one value, allowing directional change in multiple traits, helping overcome antagonisms and enabling selection focused on profit”