Department of Animal Science


Date of this Version

January 2008


Published in 2002 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2001 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Oral dosage of market-weight beef steers with NutroCAL™(a source of calcium propionate) tends to increase strip loin calcium and enhance tenderness after a 14 to 21 day aging period. No responses were observed in the eye of round or the chuck tender. The time course for serum and muscle calcium response appears to be highly variable and different from calcium chloride drenching.