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Effect of Different Selection Criteria on Performance, Carcass and Meat Quality of Nellore Young Bulls

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Silva, Juliana [1] ; Brandao Consolo, Nara Regina [1, 2] ; Macedo Buarque, Vicente Luiz [1] ; Beline, Mariane [1] ; Martins, Taiane da Silva [3] ; Gomes Lobo, Annelise Aila [1] ; Morales Gomez, Juan Fernando [1] ; Eler, Joanir Pereira [1] ; Leme, Paulo Roberto [1] ; Netto, Arlindo Saran [1] ; Gerrard, David Edwin [4] ; Baldi, Fernando [5] ; Silva, Saulo Luz [1]
Total Authors: 13
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Anim Sci, Duque de Caxias Norte 225, BR-13635900 Pirassununga - Brazil
[2] AgResearch, Grasslands Res Ctr, Tennent Dr, 11 Dairy Farm Rd, Palmerston North 4442 - New Zealand
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Anim Nutr & Prod, Duque De Caxias Norte 225, BR-13635900 Pirassununga - Brazil
[4] Virginia Polytech Inst & State Univ, Dept Anim & Poultry Sci, 3480 Litton Reaves Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 - USA
[5] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Anim Sci, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: AGRICULTURE-BASEL; v. 11, n. 4 APR 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of selection criteria for post-weaning daily gain (PWDG) and early sexual heifer precocity (PP14) on the performance, carcass traits and meat quality of Nellore bulls. In year one, 50 animals were selected according to their expected progeny differences (EPDs) for PWDG and grouped as high (HG) or low (LG) groups. In year two, 50 animals were selected according to EPD for PP14 and also grouped as high (HP) or low (LP). After slaughter, samples of the longissimus muscle area (LMA) were used to evaluate meat quality. Most of performance traits were not affected by the selection criteria. However, the HG group had higher dressing percentage (p = 0.028), LMA (p = 0.02) and fat trim in the forequarter (p = 0.04) compared to the LG group. The HP group tended to have greater dry matter intake (p = 0.08), LMA (p = 0.05), rump fat (p = 0.04), heavier striploins (p = 0.07), tenderloins (p = 0.09) and briskets (p = 0.08) compared with LP group. In conclusion, the selection based on divergent groups PWDG or PP14 has a small impact on performance, carcass and meat quality traits. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17433-5 - Study of relationship among expected progeny differences (EPD) with productive and meat quality traits of Nelore cattle
Grantee:Saulo da Luz e Silva
Support type: Regular Research Grants