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Table 3 Effect of forage level and Cr-Met chelate supplementation diets on carcass weight and meat quality obtained from native Korean beef steers (Hanwoo, Bos taurus)

From: Effects of forage level and chromium-methionine chelate supplementation on performance, carcass characteristics and blood metabolites in Korean native (Hanwoo) steers

Items Treatment
LF 1) LFCM 2) HF 3) HFCM 4)
Post-fasting weight (kg) 578.33 ± 40.70a 579.00 ± 41.41a 571.67 ± 19.41a 570.71 ± 48.91a
Carcass weight (kg) 343.67 ± 26.59a 344.25 ± 29.36a 345.33 ± 11.33a 339.86 ± 31.67a
Meat quantity     
Back fat thickness (mm) 10.67 ± 4.80a 10.55 ± 4.58a 7.33 ± 2.07a 10.43 ± 2.87ab
 Rib-eye area (cm2) 75.67 ± 7.17b 76.15 ± 6.33b 84.67 ± 6.65a 68.10 ± 1.12ab
 Meat yield index 57.56 ± 2.26b 67.64 ± 2.08b 69.65 ± 1.24a 68.10 ± 1.12ab
 Quantity grade (A:B:C) (%) 33:50:17 25:50:25 50:50:00 29:71:0
Meat quality     
 Marbling score 3.17 ± 2.64ab 2.65 ± 1.60b 4.17 ± 2.14ab 4.71 ± 2.02a
 Meat color 4.50 ± 0.55a 4.96 ± 0.22a 4.83 ± 0.75ab 4.64 ± 0.50a
 Fat color 2.67 ± 0.52b 3.00 ± 0.00a 2.83 ± 0.41ab 3.00 ± 0.00a
 Texture 18.17 ± 4.40a 19.60 ± 3.42a 16.83 ± 4.58a 15.57 ± 4.22a
 Maturity 2.00 ± 0.00a 2.00 ± 0.00a 2.00 ± 0.00a 2.07 ± 0.27a
 Quality grade (1+:1:2:3) 33:0:33:33 10:25:45:20 33:33:17:17 36:36:28:0
  1. 1)40% forage in raising stage and 1st fattening period + concentrate without Cr-Met.
  2. 2)40% forage in raising stage and 1st fattening period + concentrate with Cr-Met.
  3. 3)60% forage in raising stage and 1st fattening period + concentrate without Cr-Met.
  4. 4)60% forage in raising stage and 1st fattening period + concentrate with Cr-Met.
  5. abSignificant differences occurred at (P < 0.05).