Vitamin A restriction during finishing benefits beef retail color display life

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dc.contributor.author Daniel, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Arnett, A.M.
dc.contributor.author Dikeman, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-09T19:16:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-09T19:16:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-09T19:16:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2263
dc.description.abstract Because the beef industry commonly uses marbling as an indicator of meat palatability, determining the most cost effective methods of increasing quality grade in cattle is a high priority. Previous research showed that weaning calves at around 90 instead of 200 days of age can be beneficial in reducing cow production costs and increasing marbling in feedlot steers. Other studies demonstrated that high levels of vitamin A inhibit development of intramuscular fat. Vitamin A restriction is used commonly in Japanese cattle to increase marbling scores; this stimulated interest in applying this restriction in U.S. beef production systems. However, little research has been conducted to determine the effect that vitamin A restriction might have on other meat quality components. Therefore, our objective was to determine the effects of feeding high and restricted levels of vitamin A to early and traditionally weaned calves during finishing on color display life, lipid oxidation, and sensory attributes of two beef muscles. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2008 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-212-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 995 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle en_US
dc.subject Marbling en_US
dc.subject Vitamin A en_US
dc.title Vitamin A restriction during finishing benefits beef retail color display life en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.epage 30 en_US
dc.citation.spage 28 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2008, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2008 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdikeman en_US

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