Mississippi State University
Schilling, Mark Wes
Williams, J. Byron
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
Native Warm Season Grasses (NWSG) provide excellent wildlife habitat and are well adapted to the Southeastern United States. Steaks that were obtained from cattle fed NWSG in the stocker phase and finished on grain and tall fescue were subjected to simulated retail display for 0, 3, 6, and 9 days (graininished) and 0, 3, and 6 (forageinished) days respectively. Grain finished carcasses graded as choice and select while forage finished carcasses were both select and standard. Fat percentage was higher and moisture was lower in steaks from grain finished carcasses when compared to forage finished cattle. Lipid oxidation was lower in forage finished steaks on day 6 (0.35mg malonaldehyde/kg) than grain finished steaks (0.5mg malonaldehyde/kg). The overall acceptability scores given by consumers for both treatment groups were between like slightly and like moderately.
Kurve, Vikram Pandurang, "The Effect of Feeding Native Warm Season Grasses in the Stocker Phase on the Quality of Beef Loin Steaks" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 4345.