Effects of repetitive use of hormonal implants on beef carcass quality, tenderness, and consumer ratings of beef palatability.

Effects of repetitive use of anabolic implants on beef carcass quality, tenderness, and consumer ratings for palatability were investigated using crossbred steer calves (n = 550). Steers from five ranches were randomly allocated to one of 10 different lifetime implant strategies or to a nonimplanted control group. Cattle were implanted at some or all of… CONTINUE READING