This invention relates generally to a system and method of detecting woody breast using image analysis of carcass features, and more particularly to a real-time system and method of detecting woody breast in broilers using non-destructive and/or non-contact image analysis of carcass features. The system and method assess woody breast in broilers at the fillet level using image analysis of the angle or area associated with the tip of the keel bone and surrounding breast meat of broiler carcasses. The method is configured be incorporated into and utilized by vision grading system.
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Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Hanning, C. O., Sun, X., Caldas Cueva, J. P., & Mauromostakos, A. (2020). System and method for detecting woody breast condition in broilers using image analysis of carcass features. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/388