Leptin as a predictor of carcass composition in beef cattle.

  title={Leptin as a predictor of carcass composition in beef cattle.},
  author={T. Geary and E. L. McFadin and M. Macneil and E. Grings and R. Short and R. Funston and D. Keisler},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={81 1},
  • T. Geary, E. L. McFadin, +4 authors D. Keisler
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of animal science
  • Our objective was to determine if serum concentrations of leptin could be used to predict carcass composition and merit in feedlot finished cattle. Two different groups of crossbred Bos taurus steers and heifers were managed under feedlot conditions near Miles City, MT. The first group consisted of 88 1/2 Red Angus, 1/4 Charolais, and 1/4 Tarentaise composite gene combination steers (CGC) harvested at the ConAgra processing facility in Greeley, CO. The second group (Lean Beef Project; LB… CONTINUE READING
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