A comparison of crossbred bulls, steers and heifers indicated that bulls have heavier carcasses, larger rib eyes and a more desirable yield grade. The USDA quality grade of the bulls was one-third of a grade lower than for the steers and heifers. The sensory and palatability characteristics showed no significant differences among axes. Implanted bulls as compared to non-implanted bulls showed more desirable taste panel scores for tenderness, juiciness and overall panel desirability.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Stout, J. D.; Gee, D. H.; Kuhl, G. L.; and Carlson, C. W., "Effects of Sex and Hormonal Implant on Beef Carcass Characteristics and Palatability" (1981). South Dakota Cattle Feeders Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 8.