does anyone know anything about what Dr. Bill Swift calls "smokey marbling" and what cattle have you seen this in. i have seen it in herefords 20 years ago, but haven't seen many carcasses since then. he thinks it is heritable.
Did you ever know a lean human that you could actually feel the body heat radiate from when they were standing still close to you? I hope the feed efficiency researchers check this out.
Researchers at the University of Wyoming show that maternal obesity alters fetal muscle miRNA expression, thereby influencing intramuscular adipogenesis.
Non-pregnant ewes received a control diet or obesogenic diet from 60 days before to 75 days after conception, at which time the longissimus dorsi (LD) muscle was sampled from fetuses.
hmm. so, have good feed available after birth but 1-2 months before and after breeding, "fooling" the cow's metabolism things will be good?
timmy said:Knabe- Just a quick question: If I'm not mistaken the pic in your avatar is that of my (not so) favorite senator. Why? I've been curious. Thanks