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Fatty acid composition, including conjugated linoleic acid, of intramuscular fat from steers offered grazed grass, grass silage, or concentrate-based diets

French, P.; Stanton, C.; Lawless, F.; O'Riordan, E.G.; Monahan, F.J.; Caffrey, P.J.; Moloney, A.P.

Journal of Animal Science 78(11): 2849-2855

2000


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-8812
PMID: 11063308
DOI: 10.2527/2000.78112849x
Accession: 003445207

The effects of grazed grass, grass silage, or concentrates on fatty acid composition and conjugated linoleic acid (cis-9, trans-11-18:2; CLA) concentrations of intramuscular fat of steers, fed to achieve similar carcass growth rates, were investigated. 50 steers were divided into 10 blocks based on body weight, and assigned at random from within blocks to one of five dietary treatments.

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