Vision versus reflectance technology to estimate pork cuts composition

Gérard Dumas et Mathieu Monziols, 63e International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Cork, Irlande, 13-18 août 2017, poster

Sorting meat cuts is an ongoing challenge. Many pork plants use weighing and carcass grading information for pre-sorting. Automation of pig carcass classification entailed a change in the location of the measured variables. Since mid-2013 in France the thicknesses measured by reflectance (CGM) on the back, laterally to the splitline, were replaced by thicknesses measured by vision (CSB Image-Meater®) at the ham-loin junction on the splitline. The objective of this work was to compare the precision of these two classification methods to predict the proportion of muscle in the main cuts.