backfat

backfat

a segment of the well-developed panniculus adiposus along the back of the pig; at this location the fat is especially well-formed and firm. The thickness of the layer is used as an index of the fatness of the entire carcass.

backfat probe
a sharp instrument used to measure backfat thickness without incising the carcass. Electronic probes are available for use in the live pig.
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Brown Swiss x Holstein crossbreds compared with pure Holsteins for calving traits, body weight, backfat thickness, fertility, and body measurements.
Sow backfat thickness at the 10th rib was monitored at d 109 of gestation, and at weaning (d 24 [+ or -] 1 of lactation) using an ultrasonic device (Agroscan A16, Angouleme, France).
No animal with backfat like that could taste bad, and the meat from this bear was amazing--a sweet, yes, almost nutty, flavor that lent itself well to a whole host of recipes, from simple grilled steaks to slow braises that really pulled out the taste of the acorns it had been feeding on.
Daily intake (DI), daily weight gain (DWG), feed: gain ratio (FGR) and backfat thickness were evaluated at the end of the growing and finishing phase.
Body weights, hip heights, rectal temperatures for health assessment, and ultrasound backfat thicknesses were taken every 14 days.
2010) reported that the T1530C mutation in LXRa exon 2 had significant effect on backfat thickness carcass length and marbling score in Qinchuan cattle.
Fine mapping of quantitative trait loci and assessment of positional candidate genes for backfat on bovine chromosome 14 in a commercial line of Bos taurus.
Using serial ultrasound measures to generate models of marbling and backfat thickness changes in feedlot cattle.
If you purchase a pig, ask to keep the backfat and render your own lard.