Meat Scientists Work to Enhance Marbling In Beef Cattle

High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal 'With high feed costs and the high cost of gain for cattle feeders, what if we could achieve the same degree of marbling with less days on feed?' said Texas Tech meat scientist, Brad Johnson. 'We feel that that's where the economic advantage is.'

Several university researchers are collaborating to find ways to increase marbling in beef cattle without adding extra days on high-concentrate diets.

"With high feed costs and the high cost of gain for cattle feeders, what if we could achieve the same degree of marbling with less days on feed?" said Texas Tech meat scientist, Brad Johnson. "We feel that that's where the economic advantage is."

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