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
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 ...
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