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Alternative Beef Finishing Strategies: Effects on Animal Performance, Retail Shelf Life, Sensory, Fatty Acid Profile and Lipid Stability 

Braden, Kirk (2006-12-15)
The effect of supplemental concentrate levels to steers finished on winter annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) or full concentrate (GRAIN) was studied. Initial color, fatty acid profile, retail shelf-life, lipid ...

Alternative Forage Systems for Developing Replacement Heifers 

Marks, Marty Landon (2020-05-11)
Heifer development systems are an essential phase of beef production due to lifelong production implications. Reproductive success of a heifer’s first breeding season is critical to the sustainability of cow-calf production ...

Amino acid supplementation of hydrolyzed feather meal for finisher pig diets 

Divakala, Kalyan (2008-05-15)
The objective of this study was to determine the possibility of replacing soybean meal (SBM) in pig diets completely with hydrolyzed feather meal (FM). Corn-SBM, finisher 1 and 2 positive control (PC) diets were formulated ...

An Analysis of Quality of Non-Traditional Beef Grind Material versus Traditional Beef Grind Material for Ground Beef Products 

Tigue, Daniel (2013-05-06)
An experiment was conducted to evaluate quality differences between traditional and non-traditional grind materials. Three traditional grind sources (T) were compared with seven non-traditional grind sources (N): 7% fat ...

Application of Neutral Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water as a Post-Harvest Intervention Strategy to Control Foodborne Pathogens Associated with Meat Products 

Han, Dong (2018-07-24)
The meat industry has been viewed as an important component of human society and eat safety continues to be a major food safety concern in recent years. Nowadays, due to the increasing demand and preference of “fresh-like” ...

Beef cattle performance, forage productivity and quality from a mixed small-grain/ryegrass and warm-season annuals grazing system 

Cline, Mary Kimberly (2010-04-05)
A two-phase grazing experiment was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and productivity of a cool-season/warm-season annuals grazing system for growing-finishing beef cattle. Eighteen Angus × Simmental steers grazed ...

Beef Communication within the Digital Pasture: Tools that Impact Consumer Perceptions 

Locke, Savannah (2022-05-09)
Increasingly, people obtain information from social media (SM) instead of peer-reviewed scientific and factual sources. As a result, a knowledge gap has been created between average citizens, consumers, and the animal ...

Can a Horse Learn While Under the Influence of a Tranquilizer (acepromazine maleate)? 

Griffith, Samantha (2006-12-15)
Although tranquilizers commonly are used as “training aids,” little is known about how this practice affects efficiency of learning in the horse. Forty mature horses were used to compare learning performance of tranquilized ...

Carcass and Growth Characteristics and Consumer Acceptance of Grain vs. Forage Finishing of Standard and Miniature Cattle of the Same Age 

Welch, Tabitha (2012-04-19)
Crossbred standard cattle (STD, n=7) and crossbred miniature cattle (MINI, n=7) were raised on grain and forage finishing systems to determine the differences in growth performance, carcass characteristics, and retail yield ...

Carcass, Sensory, Quality and Instrumental Color Characteristics of Serially Harvested Forage-Fed Beef 

Rowe, Clinton (2010-12-06)
Striploins were used in two successive studies to evaluate the effects of serially harvested forage-finished steers and forage vs. grain-finished beef. The first study included six groups of steers that were serially ...

Changes in in vitro fermentative capacity of equine feces due to alteration of forage diet 

Turner, Stephanie (2017-04-25)
In vitro digestibility methods require a microbial inoculum source. In hindgut fermenters like equids, cannulation of the cecum is a high-risk procedure and can be avoided by using feces as a microbial inoculum source. The ...

Characterization of Depot Development and the Role of the Novel Adipokine Relaxin in Regulating Lipid Metabolism, Endocrine Function and the Extracellular Matrix in Porcine Adipose Tissue from Lard and Meat-type Pigs 

Charlton, Courtney (2019-08-14)  ETD File Embargoed
The lard-type, Mangalica pig is a genetic model of excessive adiposity and a breed prized for its excellent pork quality. Therefore, this European heritage breed may serve as a model to improve carcass merit in modern ...

Characterizing Grass-Fed Ground Beef and Enhanced Steaks Using Modified Atmosphere Packaging 

Sledge, Lillie (2008-12-15)
Fall-born Angus x Continental crossbred steers (n = 18) were randomly assigned to six 1.4 ha paddocks with 3 head in each paddock. The paddocks had been randomly planted with Marshall Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.), ...

Comparative Analyses and Structural Modeling of RNAs Participating in Non-Canonical Initiation of Protein Synthesis 

Burks, Jody (2010-12-09)
Transfer-messenger RNA and the Internal Ribosomal Entry Site (IRES) RNAs of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) and Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) play important roles in trans-translation and cap-independent protein ...

Complete Replacement of Soybean Meal in Pig Diets with Hydrolyzed Feather Meal with Blood by Amino Acid Supplementation Based on Standardized Ileal Digestibility 

Brotzge, Sean (2013-03-28)
The current study was conducted to examine the possibility of completely replacing soybean meal (SBM) with hydrolyzed feather meal with blood (FM) by supplementing with appropriate AA based on standardized ileal digestible ...

The Consumer Cold Chain: Evaluation of Consumer Handling Behaviors on Fresh Beef Products at Retail Locations and during Vehicular Transport from Retail to Residence and the Implications on Palatability 

Griffing, Derek (2017-11-16)
Unlike the controlled and highly regulated systematic steps in the production and handling of the fresh red meat products prior to purchase, a consumer’s handling behavior cannot be regulated by an outside authority after ...

Cotton Byproduct Assessment for Improving Beef Cattle Feeding Recommendations 

Jacobs, Joshua Luke (2021-04-12)
Beef cattle producers in the southeastern US have access to byproducts from multiple industries, including the cotton ginning industry. These byproducts, specifically whole cottonseed and cotton gin trash, are subject to ...

Defining the Porcine Colostral Proteome: Changes in the Array of Proteins from Colostrum to Mature Milk 

Silva, Alejandro (2011-08-01)
The importance of colostrum (first milk) for immunological and nutritional support of newborn mammals is well established. Many bioactive peptides are present in milk at higher concentrations than in maternal circulation. ...

Detection and monitoring of microbes of concern in animal production environment 

Windham, Amanda (2016-08-01)
An estimated 48 million Americans become ill, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses each year, and foodborne illness costs the United States $14.6-16.3 billion annually. Because foodborne illness ...

Early Dietary Amino acid Restrictions and Flaxseed Oil Supplementation on the Leanness of Pigs and Quality of Pork: Growth Performance, Serum Metabolites, and Carcass Characteristics 

Adhikari, Chhabi Kiran (2014-05-02)
By taking advantage of compensatory growth, carcass fat can be reduced to satisfy consumer demands and intramuscular fat (IMF) can be increased to enhance organoleptic characteristics pork simultaneously. The beneficial ...