Consequences of two or four months of finishing feeding of culled dry dairy cows on carcass characteristics and technological and sensory meat quality.

@article{Vestergaard2007ConsequencesOT,
  title={Consequences of two or four months of finishing feeding of culled dry dairy cows on carcass characteristics and technological and sensory meat quality.},
  author={Mogens Vestergaard and Niels P Madsen and H B Bligaard and Lone Bredahl and Petra W Rasmussen and Helle Raun Andersen},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={635-43}
}
Finishing feeding was evaluated as a way to improve carcass-, meat- and eating quality of culled dairy cows. In total, 125 Danish Friesian cows were purchased from commercial dairy herds. Cows were culled for various typical reasons at different stages of lactation, were non-pregnant and had milk yield at culling ranging from 1 to 25kg/d and had LW varying from 330 to 778kg. Cows were housed in tie-stalls and had free access to barley straw and water during a 7-d drying-off period. Cows were… CONTINUE READING