Effects of growth implants on consumer perceptions of meat tenderness in beef steers.

@article{Barham2003EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of growth implants on consumer perceptions of meat tenderness in beef steers.},
  author={Bradford L. Barham and J. Chance Brooks and John Blanton and Andy D Herring and Mandy A Carr and Christopher R Kerth and Mark F. Miller},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 12},
  pages={3052-6}
}
Anabolic steroid implants are routinely used to increase growth performance and profitability; however, there are concerns that the use of implants, particularly those containing trenbolone acetate, may have detrimental effects on carcass quality and beef tenderness. Thus, the objectives of the current study were to determine the effects of various commonly used implant regimens on shear force values, sensory properties, and consumer satisfaction of beef top loin steaks from cattle of Bos… CONTINUE READING