By: Thomas Powell The generally accepted theory has been that higher levels of marbling in meat lessen the negative impact of increasing degrees of final doneness on the ultimate palatability of cooked meat. A recent study at Kansas State University published in the Journal of Animal Science adds a degree of specificity to that theory by taking…Read More
By : Stephen B. Smith, Ph.D., Regents Professor, Department of Animal Science The internet is awash in websites proclaiming the nutritional benefits of ground beef from grass-fed cattle. However, researchers in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University have published the only two research studies that actually compared the effects of ground beef…Read More
By : Laura Conaway Cargill nutritionist pushes producers to reach for more. Change is the new constant. A cowman’s response to the ebb and flow of the industry is entirely up to the individual – but a choice is imminent. That’s why Dusty Abney, cow-calf and stocker nutritionist for Cargill Animal Nutrition, called out…Read More
By : Jessica Petersen, UNL Animal Science Genetics & Genomics Listen to a discussion of the content in this article on this episode of the BeefWatch podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes in iTunes or paste http://feeds.feedburner.com/unlbeefwatch into your podcast app. Brittle bone disease, or osteogenesis imperfecta, is a detrimental disorder in livestock. Calves with the condition commonly suffer…Read More
By : Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator, Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist, Rick Rasby – Associate Dean Nebraska Extension, Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension Educator, Stonie Cooper – Manager of Nebraska Mesonet, Brian Vander Ley, DVM Epidemiologist, Great Plans Veterinary Education Center, Jenny Rees – Extension Educator This winter has greatly impacted our…Read More
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