Effect of a grass-based and a concentrate feeding system on meat quality characteristics and fatty acid composition of longissimus muscle in different cattle breeds

Karin Nuernberg, Dirk Dannenberger, Gerd Nuernberg, Klaus Ender, J. Voigt, Nigel D. Scollan, J. Wood, G. Nute, R. Ian Richardson

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the effects of feeding system and breed on the content of the beneficial n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) in beef muscle. German Simmental (GS) (n=31) and German Holstein (GH) (n=33) bulls were produced on either an indoor concentrate system or a grass-based system consisting of a period of summer pasture feeding followed by a winter indoor period on grass silage and a concentrate containing linseed. All animals were slaughtered at 620 kg. The grass-based system increased (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-147
Number of pages11
JournalLivestock Production Science
Volume94
Issue number1-2
Early online date30 Dec 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2005

Keywords

  • beef
  • n-3 fatty acids
  • sensory traits
  • CLA
  • shelf life

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