Mississippi State University
Dinh, Thu T.N.
Karisch, Brandi B.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Agriculture (Animal Science)
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of feeding endophyte-infected tall fescue seed to Angus steers during the stocker phase on beef shelf life. Endophyte-infected tall fescue seed had no effect on pH, TBARS, activity of superoxide dismutase and metmyoglobin reductases, and sensory attributes of strip loin steaks or patties (P >= 0.082). However, E+ patties had 0.5% more DMb (P = 0.017) and 27% greater redness (a*) on d 5 of display (P < 0.001). Retail display of steaks decreased lightness (L*), redness, oxymyoglobin percentage (OMb), and MRA from 45.01, 32.60, 67.61%, and 9.54 µM/min/g on d 0 to 40.11, 21.83, 48.95%, and 2.30 µM/min/g, respectively on d 7 (P <= 0.001). Retail display of patties decreased L*, OMb, and, MRA from 52.30, 64.04%, and 5.56 µM/min/g on d 0 to 48.88, 58.5%, and 2.16 µM/min/g, respectively on d 5 (P <= 0.001).
Holtcamp, Alexander John, "Effects of Feeding Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Seed on Shelf Life of Beef" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1743.