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A comprehensive review of the literature concerning effects of beef production practices on product tenderness was conducted to serve as a basis for development of industry recommendations for pre-harvest management of market cattle to enhance beef tenderness. Based on this review, a “white paper” was developed to summarize the current state-of-knowledge with respect to pre-harvest management of beef tenderness. Major topics discussed include:
In addition, the importance of the industry’s efforts to improve beef tenderness and a TQM approach to beef grading are briefly discussed. Click the download button above to view the Executive Summary.