Colour of muscle from 18-month-old steers given long-term daily exercise.

@article{Dunne2005ColourOM,
  title={Colour of muscle from 18-month-old steers given long-term daily exercise.},
  author={Peter G. Dunne and Frank P O'Mara and Frank J. Monahan and Paul R. French and Aidan P. Moloney},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={219-29}
}
Darker beef from pasture-fed compared with grain-fed cattle may result from differences in physical activity rather than differences in nutrition. The objective was to determine if steers that were exercised produced darker meat than non-exercised steers and whether any effect was muscle-related. Exercised steers were walked 4.41 km daily in a single bout, six days per week for 18 weeks at an average speed of 5.2 kmh(-1). All steers were fed grass silage on an ad libitum basis plus 6 kg… CONTINUE READING