Maintenance Energy Requirements of Double-Muscled Belgian Blue Beef Cows

Article, Other literature type English OPEN
Leo O. Fiems; Johan L. De Boever; José M. Vanacker; Sam De Campeneere;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Animals,volume 5,issue 1,pages89-100 (issn: 2076-2615, eissn: 2076-2615)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ani5010089, pmc: PMC4494341
  • Subject: double-muscled | maintenance requirement | QL1-991 | beef cows | Veterinary medicine | SF600-1100 | Article | Zoology | energy

Simple Summary Double-muscled Belgian Blue animals are extremely lean, characterized by a deviant muscle fiber type with more fast-glycolytic fibers, compared to non-double-muscled animals. This fiber type may result in lower maintenance energy requirements. On the othe... View more
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