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Table 5 Meat quality traits of Hanwoo steers fed with different supplementary hay

From: Effect of mixed hay supplementation during fattening on carcass traits and meat quality of Hanwoo steers

  RS MH TH SEM P value
pHultimate 5.60 5.63 5.60 0.01 0.41
CIE L* 42.89 44.20 42.71 0.60 0.65
CIE a* 20.80ab 21.32a 18.82b 0.33 0.02
CIE b* 10.39a 10.83a 9.46b 0.18 <0.01
Drip loss (%) 6.55 6.68 5.09 0.31 0.16
Water-holding capacity (%) 55.36 56.79 56.10 1.08 0.13
Cooking loss (%) 31.25 31.57 30.82 0.22 0.24
Shear force (kg) 6.21a 4.40b 4.80ab 0.25 0.04
Hardness (kg) 7.44a 5.75b 6.26ab 0.23 0.03
Springiness (cm) 0.51 0.51 0.51 0.01 0.62
Cohesiveness 0.43a 0.36b 0.42a 0.01 0.02
Gumminess (kg) 3.22a 2.10b 2.62ab 0.13 0.02
Chewiness (kg.cm) 1.62a 1.06b 1.34ab 0.06 0.02
Resilience 0.25a 0.19b 0.22a 0.01 <0.01
  1. RS rice straw, MH: mixed hay, TH: timothy hay
  2. SEM standard error of the means
  3. Different superscripts a~b in the same row indicate differences among diet groups (P < 0.05)