Levatores costarum

Group
Thorax
Whole Sale Section
Chuck
Origin
Transverse processes of the thoracic vertebrae.
Insertion
Lateral surfaces and anterior borders of the upper ends of the ribs posterior to the origin.
Action
Draw ribs forward during inspiration; rotate and laterally flex the spine.
Innervation
Intercostal nerves
Blood Supply
Intercostal arteries.
Color
L* : 39.33
a* : 29.14
b* : 22.34
Pgment Conc. (Heme Iron) : 21.77
Processing Characteristics
Fat : 98.6
Moisture : 703.9
Protein : 186.6
Ash : 10.9
Palatability
Shear Force
Dry : 6.7lbs
Moist : 5.6lbs