Effects of Lubabegron supplementation on carcass traits, muscle fiber type, proteome profile and meat quality attributes of finished feedlot steers
Two thousand one hundred and sixty (2,160) British and Continental crossbred steers were supplemented (1, 4, 3.2 or 5.0 g/ton (DM basis) Lubabegron and a control diet (Experior; EX, Elanco Animal Health) for the last 28, 56, or 84 d of the finishing period resulting in twelve treatment combinations. Fifteen pens (12 hd/pen) were allocated to each treatment combination consisting of a dose and feeding duration. A total of five harvest cycles were conducted, consisting of 432 head per cycle. Each harvest cycle consisted of 3 blocks, each block contained all dosages and each block was associated ...
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