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.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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