Influence of Maternal Carbohydrate Source (Concentrate-Based vs. Forage-Based) on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Meat Quality of Progeny

Erin R. Gubbels, Janna J. Block, Robin R. Salverson, Adele A. Harty, Warren C. Rusche, Cody L. Wright, Kristi M. Cammack, Zachary K. Smith, J. Kyle Grubbs, Keith R. Underwood, Jerrad Legako, Kenneth C. Olson, Amanda D. Blair

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Abstract

<jats:p>The objective of this research was to investigate the influence of maternal prepartum dietary carbohydrate source on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and meat quality of offspring. Angus-based cows were assigned to either a concentrate-based diet or forage-based diet during mid- and late-gestation. A subset of calves was selected for evaluation of progeny performance. Dry matter intake (DMI), body weight (BW), average daily gain (ADG), gain to feed (G:F), and ultrasound measurements (muscle depth, back fat thickness, and intramuscular fat) were assessed during the feeding period. Carcass measurements were recorded, and striploins were collected for Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF), trained sensory panel, crude fat determination and fatty acid profile. Maternal dietary treatment did not influence (p &gt; 0.05) offspring BW, DMI, ultrasound measurements, percent moisture, crude fat, WBSF, or consumer sensory responses. The forage treatment tended to have decreased
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2056
JournalFoods
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

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