Relationship of plasma glucose to performance and carcass traits in finishing cattle

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dc.contributor.author LaBrune, H.J.
dc.contributor.author Bindel, D.J.
dc.contributor.author Coetzer, C.C.
dc.contributor.author Löest, C.A.
dc.contributor.author Hunter, R.D.
dc.contributor.author Higgins, James J.
dc.contributor.author Drouillard, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T17:26:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T17:26:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-23T17:26:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4667
dc.description.abstract Blood glucose levels of finishing cattle were measured between 3 and 30 days prior to slaughter and compared to performance and carcass traits. In trial 1, blood samples were obtained from 318 heifers at 2 hours postfeeding at 30 days before slaughter. Plasma glucose levels were correlated positively with fat thickness (P<.01) and kidney, pelvic, and heart fat (P<.02). Trial 2 utilized 72 steers from which blood was collected at 15 hours postfeeding at 3 days before slaughter. Blood glucose was correlated positively with average daily gain (P<.01); dry matter intake (P<.01); hot carcass weight (P<.01); ribeye area (P<.01); fat thickness (P<.06); and kidney, pelvic, and heart fat (P<.01). A third trial was conducted with 77 individually fed steers to determine if blood glucose levels could be used to predict finishing performance and carcass traits. Contrary to trials 1 and 2, plasma glucose did not reflect performance or carcass traits except marbling score (P<.03). en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-287-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 850 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Glucose en_US
dc.subject Finishing cattle en_US
dc.title Relationship of plasma glucose to performance and carcass traits in finishing cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 61 en_US
dc.citation.spage 60 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2000, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2000 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jdrouill en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhiggins en_US

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