Warner-Bratzler shear force values and ranges of steaks from cattle of known sires

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dc.contributor.author Dikeman, Michael E.
dc.contributor.author Pollak, E.J.
dc.contributor.author Taylor, J.
dc.contributor.author Davis, S.
dc.contributor.author Holm, T.
dc.contributor.author Koontz, S.
dc.contributor.author Gill, C.
dc.contributor.author Moser, Daniel W.
dc.contributor.author Dressler, E.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T13:46:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T13:46:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-04T13:46:32Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4427
dc.description.abstract Carcass data and Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF) data on strip loin steaks were collected from nearly 8,500 cattle in contemporary groups of progeny from the more popular sires in 14 different beef cattle breeds in the Carcass Merit Traits project funded by Beef Checkoff dollars, the breed associations, and MMI Genomics. In addition, trained sensory panel evaluations were conducted on over 2,500 strip loin steaks from contemporary groups of progeny from five sires included in the DNA marker validation component of the project. The correlation between WBSF and tenderness scored by the trained sensory panel was -0.82, indicating that as WBSF increased, tenderness scored by the sensory panel decreased. Our results showed that a WBSF value of ≥ 11.0 lb generally results in a sensory score of slightly tough or tougher. In this study, 22.8% of the cattle had WBSF values ≥ 11.0 lb and 26.3% had sensory scores of slightly tough or tougher. The phenotypic range of WBSF means for sires within breeds ranged from 1.9 to 6.6 lb. The phenotypic range of WBSF means across breeds was 8.9 lb, whereas the range among sires across breeds was a dramatic 14.4 lb. The phenotypic range for flavor intensity scores among sires within and across breeds was much smaller than for tenderness, with juiciness scores being intermediate. The 40 widely used sires that produced progeny with steaks that were unacceptable in tenderness in this study might be expected to be sires of several thousand bulls used in commercial herds. This demonstrates that seedstock producers should aggressively utilize sires that have genetics for tender meat. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen's Day, 2003 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 03-272-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 908 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Warner-Bratzler shear force en_US
dc.subject Steaks en_US
dc.title Warner-Bratzler shear force values and ranges of steaks from cattle of known sires en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 28 en_US
dc.citation.spage 24 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2003, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 2003 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdikeman en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dmoser en_US

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