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Development of fat depots in cattle and associations with beef quality

Greenwood, P.L., Siddell, J., McPhee, M., Walmsley, B., Pethick, D. and Geesink, G.H. (2011) Development of fat depots in cattle and associations with beef quality. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores (ISNH8)., 6 - 9 September, Aberystwyth, Wales UK p. 498.

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Introduction: Information on development of fat depots as affected by genotype, stage of production, nutrition during the immediate post-weaning period, and their interactions is limited. The objectives of this study are to I) determine whether a high energy, starch based supplement during the immediate post-weaning period enhances marbling; 2) determine whether nutrition and genotype interact to affect development of fat depots; 3) obtain data and samples for detailed study of fat depot development; 4) understand factors influencing tenderness of beef and provide data for the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) cuts-based palatability model.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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