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IMF SCORES
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:37:02 PM »
We got some scan results back on yearling bulls and the average actual IMF score was 4.15. I was trying to find what this meant when I ran across this interesting article. If anyone knows what the ideal IMF is (probably lots of opinions) I would like some comments.(Our low was 2.69, high was 5.74, 9 of the 15 were 4.18 or higher.

http://www.northamericandevon.com/angus.htm

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Re: IMF SCORES
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 09:43:57 PM »
I always thought anything over a 3.5 was good. I would say your avg is very acceptable. Good for you guys!
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Re: IMF SCORES
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 07:36:03 AM »
IMF numbers are more meaningful to me if I know how the animal was raised and have the BF# as well.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 12:15:42 PM »
You may try this article, it gives a  pretty good explanation of scan data.
http://www.cuplab.com/cms.cfm?fuseaction=dspThisArticle&newsId=38&pageId=16

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Re: IMF SCORES
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 12:53:35 PM »
You may try this article, it gives a  pretty good explanation of scan data.
http://www.cuplab.com/cms.cfm?fuseaction=dspThisArticle&newsId=38&pageId=16


Thanks , excellent info and there are some other articles at that website to read. (thumbsup)

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Re: IMF SCORES
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 03:46:53 PM »
IMF numbers are more meaningful to me if I know how the animal was raised and have the BF# as well.

Ditto .
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Re: IMF SCORES
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 03:47:06 PM »
IMF numbers are more meaningful to me if I know how the animal was raised and have the BF# as well.

correct, sir.  I concur.  raw IMF numbers are only useful in comparing within the same contemporary group.

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Re: IMF SCORES
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 05:04:08 PM »
Average numbers for the 15 head

Scan weight average 1150
rump fat adjusted 0.24
rib fat adjusted 0.17
REA actual 13.3
REA adjusted 12.5
%IM Actual 4.15
%IM Adjusted 3.82

The bulls were weaned in September and fed on green feed until December.  December-May they were fed on a non finishing silage ration.

 

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