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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.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677 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.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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