This specification covers the standard procedures used to collect and analyze data, document the results, and make predictions for any characteristic used to quantify the value of any livestock, meat, and poultry species as measured by appropriate evaluation devices or systems. The procedures described here shall be used particularly when new prediction equations or models are established, or when a change is experienced that could affect the performance of existing equations.
1.1 This specification covers methods to collect and analyze data, document the results, and make predictions by any objective method for any characteristic used to determine value in any species using livestock, meat, and poultry evaluation devices or systems.
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