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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GROWTH RATE PROTEIN TURNOVER AND EATING QUALITY IN BEEF - FT0230

Objective
To understand the role of variations in growth rate and skeletal muscle protein turnover in influencing muscle fibre size and type, post mortem levels of proteolytic enzyme activity, the generation of proteolytic products post mortem, and the interactions of these parameters with eating quality. To document for the first time in cattle the relationship between eating quality and growth rate, rates of protein synthesis estimated rates of degradation and the parameters listed above. To attempt to achieve improvements in meat tenderness through dietary manipulation.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1998

Cost: £324,009
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Rowett Research Institute, Glenbervie Home Farm, University - Scottish Agricultural College, Newcastle General Hospital, Meat and Livestock Commission
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Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain