Performance and egg quality of four quail genetic group. C. Móri1, E. A. Garcia1, A. C. Pavan1, C. C. Pizzolante2, R. M. S. Emediato*1, S. A. Maestá1, and D. A. Berto1, 1São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, 2São Paulo Agency of Agribusiness Tecnology, Brotas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Relationship between calpastatin activity and lamb carcass characteristics. J. A. Gevin*1, H. N. Zerby1, P. S. Kuber1, S. J. Moeller1, M. P. Wick1, D. R. Notter2, T. D. Leeds3, and M. R. Mousel3, 1The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 3USDA-ARS, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID.
Effect of salt, trisodium phosphate, BHA/BHT and CLA on sensory, quality and instrumental color characteristics of beef striploins of different quality grades. C. W. Rowe*, F. W. Pohlman, A. H. Brown, Jr., and Z. B. Johnson, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Predicting beef tenderness using proteomic analysis of 36 hour postmortem muscle. M. S. Updike*, I. Zapata, H. Zerby, and M. Wick, The Ohio State University, Columbus.
Evaluation of different fatty acid methyl ester preparation procedures for analysis of egg fat with emphasis on omega-3, omega-6 and conjugated linoleic acids. G Cherian*, A. S. Abd El-Hakim, and M. P. Goeger, Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Effect of animal, transportation, and slaughterhouse variables on beef behavior at the slaughterhouse. N. Mach*1, A. Bach2,1, A. Velarde3, and M. Devant1, 1IRTA, Barcelona, Spain, 2ICREA, Barcelona, Spain, 3IRTA, Girona, Spain.
Effects of dietary vitamin A on growth and beef quality traits of Limousin × Chinese Luxi steers. J. Q. Wang*, F. C. Wan, D. P. Bu, H. Y. Wei, and L. Y. Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.
Effects of supplemental fat on growth performance and quality of beef from steers fed corn finishing diets. M. L. Nelson*, J. R. Busboom, C. F. Ross, and J. V. O'Fallon, Washington State University, Pullman.
Influence of Î²-adrenergic agonist (Metaproterenol) and lysine on growth, carcass quality in broiler chickens. A. M. Tahmasbi*1, E. Kasefi2, G. Moghadam2, A. Taghizadeh2, and H. A. Ghasemi2, 1University of Mashhad, Iran, 2University of Tabriz, Iran.
Effect of deboning time and muscle type on dielectric properties of uncooked chicken breast meat at 5°C. H. Zhuang*, S. Nelson, S. Trabelsi, and E. Savage, Agriculture Research Service, USDA, Athens, GA.
Rabbit meat quality as affected by feed containing coconut meal. D. V. Souza1, J. F. F. Zapata*1, E. R. Freitas1, D. S. Garruti2, E. M. C. Silva1, T. F. Vidal1, and A. L. F. Pereira1, 1Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil, 2Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.
Fatty acid profile of Longissimus by steers finishing at Brachiaria brizantha cv. Stapf. pasture, under tropical conditions. D. M. Lambertucci*1, R.H. T. Buschinelli de Goes2, A. B. Mancio1, C. Mistura3, and R. P Lana1, 1Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 2Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil, 3Universidade do Estado da Bahia, Juazeiro, Bahia, Brasil.
Phenotypic correlation of egg weight and egg morphometric measures. O. T. F. Abanikannda1, A. O. Leigh1, O. Olutogun2, L. A. Ajayi*1, and M. Orunmuyi3, 1Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria, 2University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, 3Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Effect of vitamin D3supplementation on plasma and muscle calcium levels, tenderness and sensory characteristics of crossbred grazing steers in the tropics. J. Gutierrez, L. Machado, O. E. Moron-Fuenmayor, O. E. Araujo-Febres*, and S. Pietrosemoli, La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, Venezuela.
Multi-trait evaluation for calving ease and stillbirth with separate genetic effects by parity. G. R. Wiggans, J. C. Cole, and L. L. M. Thornton*, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, MD.
Estimation of genetic parameters for milk and fat yields in Holstein cattle of Khorasan province of Iran. H. Naeemipour*1, H. Farhangfar1, H. Moravej2, M. Rokoei3, and M. B. Sayyadnejad4, 1Birjand University, Birjand, Khorasan, Iran, 2Tehran University, Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 3Zabol University, Zabol, Sistan va Bluchestan, Iran, 4Animal Breeding Center, Karaj, Tehran, Iran.
REML heritability and repeatability estimates of net energy for lactation trait for Holstein heifers in Khorasan province of Iran. H. Farhangfar*1, H. Naeemipour1, R. Lotfi1, and M. Pajaz2, 1Birjand University, Birjand, Iran, 2Jihade Agriculture of Razavi Khorasan, Mashhad, Iran.
Genetic evaluation of lactation persistency estimated by best prediction for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn dairy cattle. J. B. Cole and D. J. Null*, Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, USDA, Beltsville, MD.
Phenotypic and genetic analysis of days open for Japanese Holstein cows. H. Abe*, M. Suzuki, and Y. Masuda, Obihiro University of A & VM., Obihiro, Japan.
Egg and Meat Science and Muscle Biology - Livestock and Poultry I Exhibit Hall C