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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.19.0209    [Accepted] Published online August 3, 2019.
The effect of finishing diet supplemented with methionine/lysine and methionine/α-tocopherol on performance, carcass traits and meat quality of Hanwoo steers
Farouq Heidar Barido1  , Dicky Tri Utama1  , Hae Seong Jeong1  , Juntae Kim1  , Chang Woo Lee2, Yeon Soo Park2, Sung Ki Lee1,* 
1Department of Applied Animal Science, College of Animal Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
2Gangwon Province Livestock Research Institute, Hoengseong 25266, Korea
Correspondence:  Sung Ki Lee, Tel: +82-33-250-8646, Fax: +82-33-251-7719, Email: skilee@kangwon.ac.kr
Received: 14 March 2019   • Revised: 29 May 2019   • Accepted: 3 July 2019
This study aimed to compare the effects of diets with and without supplements of methionine/lysine (met/lys) and methionine/α-tocopherol (met/α-tocopherol) on the performance, carcass traits and meat quality of Hanwoo steers.
A total of 21 Hanwoo steers were divided into three different groups. Each group consisted of 7 animals that received different dietary treatments for 120 days as follows: a control (C) diet composed of a basal diet with 74% TDN and 12% CP; treatment 1 (T1) composed of a basal diet enriched with methionine 69%+lysine 31%; and treatment (T2) composed of a basal diet enriched with methionine 84.65%+α-tocopherol 15.35%. Daily supplementation was given using the top dressing method (20 g/animal).
The met/lys groups yielded a longissimus lumborum with increased water holding capacity (p<0.01) and lower shear force value (p<0.05). Dietary met/lys did not have an adverse effect on the animal performance and carcass traits. Instead, these supplements contributed significantly to the higher protein content compared to the control diet (p<0.05). Myristic acid (C14:0) was the only fatty acid affected by the supplementation. While the met/α-tocopherol group led to significantly higher protein and oxymyoglobin contents during storage (p<0.05). It also contributed significantly to the lower shear force value and 2-thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) score during storage (p<0.05) compared to the control and treatment 1 since the initial storage day. The met/α-tocopherol diet also yielded meat with a redder color (p<0.05) after 3 days of storage. However, it did not significantly contribute to the fatty acid profiles of Hanwoo steers.
Met/lys supplementation resulted in higher protein scores, water holding capacity and lower shear force scores. While met/α-tocopherol supplementation contributes to the production of redder meat, reduces lipid oxidation, production of more tender meat and increases the content of protein and oxymyoglobin percentage.
Keywords: Hanwoo Steers; Methionine; Lysine; α-Tocopherol; Meat Quality

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