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Genetic selection of Australian Angus, Hereford and Wagyu beef cattle for meat eating quality: Improvement of fat melting point, intramuscular fat content and health beneficial long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

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$333,110 over 1 year
Summary
In order to maximize the eating quality, health benefits, nutritional value and functionality of beef, accurate meat quality trait measurements, animal identification, and purposeful genetic selection while the cattle are young are needed by the Australian red meat industry. The primary purpose of this investigation is to continue the joint JCU-Forest Pastoral Pty research into the genetic selection of Angus, Hereford and Wagyu beef cattle for the improvement of fat melting point, intramuscular fat content and health beneficial long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The research aims to utilize laboratory techniques of lipid biochemistry and molecular genetics to test young stud bulls and heifers using muscle biopsy samples to develop and further refine a novel selection index for meat eating quality.
Investigators
Aduli Malau-Aduli and Felista Mwangi (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids; Intramuscular Fat; Fat Melting Point; Genetic Selection Index; Beef Cattle - Wagyu, Angus, Hereford; Meat Quality
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