Does the inclusion of field pea in beef finishing diets influence beef palatability attributes of multiple muscles in cattle genetically indexing for poor carcass parametres
Dr. Vern Anderson; Dr. Kasey Carlin
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
Carrington Research Extension Center, North Dakota State University - Dept. of Animal Sciences
To evaluate the effects of individual components of field pea in yearling beef heifer diets on feedlot performance carcass traits and muscles in the carcass.
Although the expected results of increasing beef tenderness through feeding field pea components was not observed, field peas make an excellent feedstuff for finishing diets for feedlot cattle and do not have any adverse effects on performance or meat quality.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2009 - 2011
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Total Project Cost