Department of Animal Science


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Published in 2011 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Published by the Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Copyright © 2011 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.


Feedlot finishing steers (n = 483) were randomly allotted to four dry-rolled corn based diets containing 0 or 30% wet distillers grains with or without the synthetic antioxidants supplementation (ethoxyquin and tertiary butyl hydroquinone in AGRADO®PLUS). This study intended to minimize detrimental effects of feeding wet distillers grains on color and lipidoxidation of beef tenderloin and clod heart muscles during retail display by feeding a synthetic antioxidant mixture. Feeding AGRADO®PLUS significantly reduced meat discoloration and lipid oxidation.