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Experimental methods were used to examine consumer willingness-to-pay for steak tenderness in a grocery store setting. When relying on a taste test alone to determine product quality, the participants paid an average premium of $1.23/lb for a tender versus tough steak. Fifty-one percent of the participants were willing to pay an average of $1.84/lb when(More)
Grid prices, or value-based marketing, refers to pricing cattle on an individual animal basis. Prices differ according to the underlying value of the beef and by-products produced from each animal. Schroeder et al. have reported that pricing fed cattle on averages is detrimental to the industry because it does not send appropriate price signals to cattle(More)
Heparan sulfate (HS) proteoglycans of bone marrow (BM) stromal cells and their extracellular matrix are important components of the microenvironment of hematopoietic tissues and are involved in the interaction of hematopoietic stem and stromal cells. Although previous studies have emphasized the role of HS proteoglycan synthesis by BM stromal cells, we have(More)
Concerns about animal health, potential bio-terrorism, food safety, international trade, consumer demand for credence attributes, and improving supply chain management have made animal and meat traceability essential. The discovery of a Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) infected dairy cow in Washington State in the U.S. in December 2003 increased the(More)
Internet usage is growing rapidly among agricultural producers and processors, but little attention has been paid to the advantages of agribusiness firms using the Internet as an information exchange with other firms, such as input suppliers. A case study of a beef processor using the Internet to deliver information to input suppliers is presented to(More)
The urokinase plasminogen activator system plays a central role in malignant tumour progression. Both tumour hypoxia and enhancement of urokinase plasminogen activator, urokinase plasminogen activator-receptor and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 have been identified as adverse prognostic factors. Upregulation of urokinase plasminogen activator or(More)
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