Effects of Compudose® implants from birth to slaughter on carcass and meat traits of young bulls and steers

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dc.contributor.author Hopkins, T.D.
dc.contributor.author Dikeman, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-03T20:43:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-03T20:43:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6765
dc.description.abstract Implanting young bulls with Compudose® three times from birth to slaughter resulted in performance similar to that of nonimplanted bulls, but decreased masculinity development. Implanted bulls tended to have higher marbling scores, more tender meat, more youthful carcasses, and lighter lean color than nonimplanted bulls. Although both implanted and nonimplanted bulls were more efficient and gained faster in the feedlot than implanted steers, the steers showed very little carcass masculinity and had finer-textured lean. Implanted steers had more youthful carcasses and lower Warner-Bratzler shear values than nonimplanted bulls. However, nonimplanted bulls grew faster, were more efficient, had larger ribeyes and lower yield grade numbers than implanted steers. For large-framed cattle, castration and implanting with Compudose® near birth result in the most desirable combination of performance, carcass, and meat quality traits. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1986 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-320-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 494 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Compudose® implants en_US
dc.subject Carcass en_US
dc.subject Meat traits en_US
dc.title Effects of Compudose® implants from birth to slaughter on carcass and meat traits of young bulls and steers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1986 en_US
dc.citation.epage 87 en_US
dc.citation.spage 83 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1986, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1986 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mdikeman en_US


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