Forage-Based Beef Finishing Systems: A Review

@inproceedings{Griebenow1997ForageBasedBF,
  title={Forage-Based Beef Finishing Systems: A Review},
  author={Reinhard Griebenow and Fredric A. Martz and Robert E. Morrow},
  year={1997}
}
The objective of this paper is to review alternative methods of increasing the use of forage in beef finishing systems. Most finishing systems based on an all-forage diet have not been particularly successfuL Without grain finishing, the final product can have an inconsistent quality grade and a grassy flavor. The greatest sensory difference between forage-fed and grain-fed steers appears to be the flavor of the fat. Diterpenoids seem to be the off-flavor's source. These are derived from the… CONTINUE READING

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