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Animal Breeding and Genetics
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2005;18(3): 420-426.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2005.420    Published online April 20, 2005.
Effect of Pasture Finishing on Beef Quality of Japanese Shorthorn Steers
T. Muramoto, M. Higashiyama, T. Kondo
Abstract
Effect of pasture finishing on 慣-tocopherol and 棺-carotene concentrations, drip loss, cooking loss, Warner-Bratzler shear force, fatty acid composition, meat color and metmyoglobin percentage of m. longissimus thoracis of Japanese Shorthorn steers was studied. Japanese Shorthorn steers (n=8), fattened indoors with a concentrate-based diet until they were 19 months of age were divided into two groups of four steers. Steers of the concentrate-fed group were fattened indoors with a concentrate-based diet until they were slaughtered. Steers of the pasture-fed group were fattened on pasture until they were slaughtered. The 慣-tocopherol and 棺-carotene concentrations in the muscle of the pasture-fed group were higher (p<0.05) than those of the concentrate-fed group. The drip loss of the muscle of the pasture-fed group was lower (p<0.05) than that of the concentrate-fed group. Compared with the concentrate-fed group, the concentration of peroxidisable lipids (fatty acids with three or more unsaturated bonds) in the muscle of the pasture-fed group was high (p<0.05). The metmyoglobin percentage during display of the muscle of the pasture-fed group was higher (p<0.05) than that of the concentrate-fed group. These results suggested that pasture finishing decreased drip loss of the beef but lowered meat color stability.
Keywords: Pasture; 慣-Tocopherol; 棺-Carotene; Fatty Acid; Drip Loss; Metmyoglobin


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