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Meat quality of Bos indicus cattle fed with different lipids from pasture- or feedlot-finished

Grant number: 16/08585-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): May 20, 2016
Effective date (End): December 22, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principal Investigator:Telma Teresinha Berchielli
Grantee:Giovani Fiorentini
Supervisor abroad: Maria Del Mar Campo Arribas
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:13/02418-2 - Meta-analytical study of responses from addition of lipidic sources in meat quality of beef cattle finished on pasture or feedlot, BP.PD


The public policies in health suggest population-wide higher intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and lower intakes of fat saturated. The meat and fat from ruminant animals typically presents great amounts of saturated fatty acids and low amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Thus, research studies aiming at the production of meat with beneficial characteristics to human health are increasingly relevant, given the role of this food as the main nutritional protein source. Therefore, scientific studies are crucial to provide knowledge to consumers allowing them to assess the pros and cons of eating beef which in turn, has a tremendous importance for the global economy. However, even with all the advances in studies on cattle, there is still a gap in the exploitation of the current knowledge of the quality of meat from Bos indicus animals reared in different Brazilian production systems and with distinct finishing strategies. The objective of this study is to analyze the results obtained by our research group, since a large number of data are generated and results are compiled, which provide us with greater consistency in the responses that are not yet known. This gap can be filled by a meta-analysis with data originating from our studies on meat quality conducted with the Bos indicus species. The database to be used to develop the meta-analysis is from data generated on the FAPESP Project 06/57774-4, 07/53733-4, 09/06472-6, 11/00060-8. The overseas research internship will take place at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Espanha, under the guidance of Profa. Dra. María del Mar Campo Arribas. The Dra. María del Mar Campo Arribas is an important researcher in the Departamento de Producción Animal y Ciencia de Alimentos - Universidad de Zaragoza, where her research programme explores: Effect of productive factors on carcass quality and meat from ruminants; Quality of fat, fatty acids and aromatic compounds and sensory analysis and consumer study. Thus, the candidate for the internship will have the opportunity to learn to develop the proposed project and will bring new knowledge to share with his research group. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FIORENTINI, G.; MESSANA, J. D.; JOSE NETO, A.; SGOBI, E. G.; CASTAGNINO, P. S.; BERCHIELLI, T. T. Performance and meat quality of Nellore bulls fed crude glycerin combined with soybean oil. ANIMAL FEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 241, p. 45-54, JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
FIORENTINI, G.; SANTANA, M. O.; MESSANA, J. D.; VALENTE, A. L. S.; HARTER, C. J.; RABELO, C. H. S.; BARBERO, R. P.; LANNA, D. P. D.; REIS, R. A.; BERCHIELLI, T. T. Effect of lipid sources on fatty acid profiles of meat from pasture- and feedlot-finished Nellore bulls. LIVESTOCK SCIENCE, v. 211, p. 52-60, MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ROSSI, L. G.; FIORENTINI, G.; VIEIRA, B. R.; NETO, A. JOSE; MESSANA, J. D.; MALHEIROS, E. B.; BERCHIELLI, T. T. Effect of ground soybean and starch on intake, digestibility, performance, and methane production of Nellore bulls. ANIMAL FEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 226, p. 39-47, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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