Does Administration of Anabolic Growth Implants to Finishing Beef Cattle Influence Carcass Attributes of Cattle Genetically Indexed for Enhanced Beef Palatability ?

@inproceedings{Galbreath2009DoesAO,
  title={Does Administration of Anabolic Growth Implants to Finishing Beef Cattle Influence Carcass Attributes of Cattle Genetically Indexed for Enhanced Beef Palatability ?},
  author={Jeremy Galbreath and Robert Maddock and Gregory Peter Lardy and Vernon L. Anderson and Christopher S Schauer and N. L. Franssen-van Hall and Eric Paul Berg and NDSU Hettinger},
  year={2009}
}
Introduction According to the 2005 National Beef Quality Audit, one of the Top “Greatest Quality Challenges” cited by packers and for which the industry has made the least improvement since 1991 is reduced grade and tenderness due to anabolic growth implants. The report also cited improved or changes in genetics as a top change requested from cow-calf producers, stockers/backgrounders, and feedlot operators. This study evaluated carcass differences between implanted and non-implanted cattle as… CONTINUE READING

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