Vision versus reflectance technology for deviations for sex and halothane genotype in pig carcass classification

Gérard Daumas et al. 63e International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Cork, Irlande, 13-18 août 2017, p. 50-51

This work aims to compare the systematic deviations for sex and halothane genotype subpopulations between pig classification methods by automatic vision and semi-automatic relfectance. A sample of 209 carcasses, stratified according to sex (50% castrated males and 50% females), was measured by CSB Image-Meater® (IM) and CGM. An car sample was analysed for halothane gene (Hal). The left sides were cut according to the EU procedure and the four main cuts were weighed and scanned by X-ray tomography in order to detemrine lean meat percentage (LMP). For each device the LMP was regressed on the fat and muscle depths included in the official equations. For each equation were calculated the systematic deviations per level of the sex and Hal factors by mean difference between predicted and observed values. The LMP overestimation for castrated males increased from 0.4% with CGM to 0.7% with IM. The LMP overestimation for non-sensitive homosygotes Hal, not significant with CGM, rose to 0.5%. Systematic deviations for sexual types could be cancelled at least by a differentiated offset in the prediction equation.