Effect of Beta-Adrenergic Agonists on Ovine and Bovine Longissimus Muscle Color

The effects of the p-adrenergic agonists (BAA) and somatotropin on livestock species are well documented and have been the topic of discussion at previous conferences (see RMC proceedings 1984, 1985, 1987). These agents markedly alter carcass composition, i.e., they decrease fat deposition and increase muscle mass. The BAA appear to have their greatest… CONTINUE READING