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Impact of ground soybean and starch levels on the quality of meat from feedlot young Nellore bulls

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Rossi, L. G. ; Fiorentini, G. ; Jose Neto, A. ; Vieira, B. R. ; Malheiros, E. B. ; Borghi, T. H. ; Berchielli, T. T.
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: MEAT SCIENCE; v. 122, p. 1-6, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Twenty-eight young Nellore bulls (395 +/- 32 kg initial body weight) were assigned to a completely randomized design (2 x 2 factorial design with 7 animals per treatment) to evaluate effects on the quality of meat. Diet treatments consisted of high (about 25%) or low (about 16%) starch levels, with or without ground soybean addition. Shear force was decreased in the meat from animals fed a low-starch diet (P = 0.0016). Meat from animals fed a high-starch diet had increased total concentrations of unsaturated (P = 0.0029) and monounsaturated fatty acids (P = 0.0253). Polyunsaturated fatty acid content increased in the meat from animals fed a diet containing soybean (P = 0.0121). High starch diets (>25%) decreased the concentration of saturated fatty acids and increased the amount of unsaturated fatty acids in the meat from young Nellore bulls. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/00060-8 - GHG full account and mitigation strategies in Brachiaria pastures submitted to different management
Grantee:Telma Teresinha Berchielli
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/02418-2 - Meta-analytical study of responses from addition of lipidic sources in meat quality of beef cattle finished on pasture or feedlot
Grantee:Giovani Fiorentini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate