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

  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

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.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2011


North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Total Project Cost

$74,250.00 USD