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- Roberts, A.J., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Meat science 2010 v.86 no.3 pp. 588
- crossbreds; beef cows; steers; gestation period; cow feeding; maternal nutrition; pastures; grazing; feed conversion; crude protein; organic matter; slaughter; beef carcasses; longissimus dorsi; steaks; animal growth; adipose tissue; beef quality; meat tenderness; carcass composition; protein deposition; animal performance; shear strength
- ... The objective of this study was to examine whether the plane of nutrition of cows at a critical time for fetal skeletal muscle and adipose tissue development would affect meat quality and carcass composition of offspring. To alter maternal nutrition, beef cows were placed on improved pasture (IP) or native range (NR) pasture from 120 to 150 through 180 to 210days of gestation. Esophageal extrusa s ...