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Evaluating Consumer Acceptability And Willingness To Pay For Various Beef Chuck Muscles, A.C. Kukowski, R.J. Maddock, D.M. Wulf, G.L. Taylor Nov 2005

Evaluating Consumer Acceptability And Willingness To Pay For Various Beef Chuck Muscles, A.C. Kukowski, R.J. Maddock, D.M. Wulf, G.L. Taylor

Animal Science Faculty Publications

In-home consumer steak evaluations, followed by centralized laboratory-setting auctions, were used to determine consumer (n = 74 consumers) acceptability and willingness to pay for various beef chuck muscles. The infraspinatus (IF), serratus ventralis (SV), supraspinatus (SS), and triceps brachii (TB) from the beef chuck were evaluated against LM steaks from the rib to determine price and trait differentials. Muscles from USDA Choice, boneless, boxed-beef subprimals were aged 14 d, frozen, and cut into 2.5-cmthick steaks. Consumers received two steaks from each muscle for in-home evaluations of uncooked steak appearance and cooked steak palatability. After in-home evaluation of steaks, consumers participated ...


Agenda: Endangered Species Act Congressional Field Tour, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2005

Agenda: Endangered Species Act Congressional Field Tour, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Endangered Species Act Congressional Field Tour (August 17-19)

The Center sponsored its third annual field tour for staff members of the United States Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Colorado state legislature.


The Potential Economic Impacts On Virginia’S Economy Of The Closure Of One Crab Processing Plant, James E. Kirkley Jun 2005

The Potential Economic Impacts On Virginia’S Economy Of The Closure Of One Crab Processing Plant, James E. Kirkley

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Predicting Animals In Feedlot That Produce Discounted Carcasses, Maro A. Ibarburu, John D. Lawrence Jan 2005

Predicting Animals In Feedlot That Produce Discounted Carcasses, Maro A. Ibarburu, John D. Lawrence

Animal Industry Report

U.S. beef producers are striving to improve the quality of their product. Most packers send economic signals to producers by paying quality grade and yield grade premiums based on the USDA standards in an effort to reward the higher quality beef producers and receive better quality animals in their slaughter plants. But the premiums and discounts for quality and yield grade vary between plants and grids. Therefore, identifying the characteristics of the lot before deciding which plant or grid system to sell their cattle is of special relevance for the producers.


Valuing Double Vaccination In Feeder Cattle, Maro A. Ibarburu, Beth E. Doran, J. D. Lawrence Jan 2005

Valuing Double Vaccination In Feeder Cattle, Maro A. Ibarburu, Beth E. Doran, J. D. Lawrence

Animal Industry Report

Pre-conditioning is a calf management program that grew out of a concept that originated in Iowa in 1965. The program is designed to reduce risk, health problems and improve profitability for both cow-calf producers and cattle feeders. Dr. John Herrick, Extension Veterinarian at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Harold Amstutz of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners were instrumental in developing the preconditioning program and coordinating the delivery of the program with Cliff Iverson, Area Extension Livestock Specialist, and co-workers in southeast Iowa. Today, Iowa leads the nation in the size and scope of this program.


The Impact Of Prrs On The Pig Cost Of Production, Colin D. Johnson, John W. Mabry, James B. Kliebenstein, Eric Neumann Jan 2005

The Impact Of Prrs On The Pig Cost Of Production, Colin D. Johnson, John W. Mabry, James B. Kliebenstein, Eric Neumann

Animal Industry Report

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) has had a significant impact on the profitability of swine production. As a means to quantify the financial impact of PRRS to the U.S. swine industry, a study was conducted. This study utilized case studies and a Delphi survey to identify the various impacts PRRS has on farms. Results suggest that impacts to individual farms vary greatly but aggregated data for approximately 100 million market swine being sold each year in the U.S., estimates PRRS adds somewhere between $5.60 and $7.62 to the cost per head sold.


An Evaluation Of Production And Economic Efficiency Of Two Beef Systems From Calving To Slaughter, R. V. Anderson, Richard J. Rasby, Terry J. Klopfenstein, R. T. Clark Jan 2005

An Evaluation Of Production And Economic Efficiency Of Two Beef Systems From Calving To Slaughter, R. V. Anderson, Richard J. Rasby, Terry J. Klopfenstein, R. T. Clark

Faculty Papers and Publications in Animal Science

A 3-yr experiment was conducted with cows and their calves to evaluate resource inputs, animal performance, and carcass characteristics of two production systems. In the control system, cows (CON; n = 99/yr) grazed pasture and were fed hay during the winter, and CON steer calves were finished in the feedlot for 211 d after weaning. In the treatment system (TRT; n = 100/yr), cows grazed pasture and crop residue during the winter and were fed hay. Treatment steer calves grazed crop residue after weaning, grazed pasture in the spring and summer, and were finished in the feedlot for 90 d ...