Simultaneously assess goat fat depots using ultrasound technology (RTU) in association with muliple PLS and ANN models. A network proposal Conference Paper uri icon


  • A recent development to improve the prediction of goat body or carcass composition in small has been made. With the perspective to use a unique model to estimate body composition, based on a reduced number of predictors a model using artificial neural networks was proposed. On this sense the main objective of the present work will be to demonstrate the necessity to organize a world network to build a great database, covering the most relevant carcass and body compositions data, for the most important goat breeds at different maturity degrees and with carcasses that proportionate the development of general, robust, and more reliable models to swiftly assess goat and carcass body compositions, as well as to implement a modern and objective on-line technique for carcass evaluation and marketing classification.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010