Evaluation of roughage inclusion rate within a total mixed ration effects on feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, and fatty acid composition of subcutaneous adipose, intramuscular adipose, and muscle tissue of Wagyu cattle
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The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of roughage inclusion rate of 10, 20, and 30% within a total mixed ration on feedlot performance, carcass composition and marbling distribution in Wagyu cattle (n=41). Upon arrival, cattle were acclimated to bunk style feeding. Initial body weights were collected. Animals were blocked by sex and weight to be assigned to 1 of 3 roughage inclusion rate treatments. Treatments included 1) 10% roughage inclusion on dry matter basis; 2) 20% roughage inclusion and 3) 30% roughage inclusion on dry matter basis. Diets were formulated to be ...