Comparison of meat quality in young Black-and-White breed bulls and their hybrids with beef breeds
Groth, I.; Wielgosz Groth, Z.; Kijak, Z.; Pogorzelska, J.; Wronski, M.
Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 8(2): 145-156
Meat quality was assessed in 51 crossbred bulls, progeny of Polish black and white cows (12.5-50% Holstein) and Belgian Blue, Aberdeen-Angus, Charolais and black and white sires. Bulls were fattened from 6 to 20 months of age on a diet composed of maize silage, given ad lib., 1 kg of meadow hay and 1-2 kg concentrate, ensuring daily gains of about 800 g. Meat quality was assessed in samples collected from the longissimus dorsi and semitendinosus muscles.