Animal Science, Department of


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Published in 2009 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (Lincoln, NE: December, 2008). Copyright © 2008 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Beef tenderloin and strip loin steaks were obtained from yearlings (n = 90) fed 0%, 20% and 40% wet distillers grains (DM basis) with or without distillers solubles and vitamin E supplementation. Our aim was to increase the shelf life of case-ready beef by vitamin E supplementation to minimize the potential of lipid oxidation due to wet distiller grains feeding. Data from this study indicate that vitamin E supplementation significantly mitigates the increased oxidation potential of tenderloin and strip loin steaks during retail display due to WDG feeding.