Animal Science Department


Date of this Version

August 2005


Copyright 2005 American Society of Animal Science. Used by permission.


In this letter, we provide responses to the issues raised by A. P. Schinckel in his Letter to the Editor regarding the manuscript by Johnson et al. (2004), “Evaluation of procedures to predict fat-free lean in swine carcasses,” J. Anim. Sci. 82:2428–2441. General responses to Schinckel’s letter are made first, followed by specific responses to each issue raised.