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Feeding the growing population in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner will require implementation of management strategies and metabolic effectors that facilitate efficient protein deposition in livestock (Dunshea et al., 2016). Beta adrenergic receptor ligands fed to cattle improve live animal performance that translates into positive effects on muscle protein accretion and carcass parameters (Bittner et al., 2016; Bittner et al., 2017; DeClerck et al., 2020; Lockard et al., 2020). A recent review discusses the differences in the β-ligands, the receptors they interact with and the resulting tissue outcomes (Dilger et al., 2021).

Beta-ligands in cattle production

Credit: Journal of Animal Science, Volume 99, Issue 8, August 2021, skab219, doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab219

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Publisher: American Society of Animal Science

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Description: Feeding the growing population in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner will require implementation of management strategies and metabolic effectors that facilitate efficient protein deposition in livestock (Dunshea et al., 2016). Beta adrenergic receptor ligands fed to cattle improve live animal performance that translates into positive effects on muscle protein accretion and carcass parameters (Bittner et al., 2016; Bittner et al., 2017; DeClerck et al., 2020; Lockard et al., 2020). A recent review discusses the differences in the β-ligands, the receptors they interact with and the resulting tissue outcomes (Dilger et al., 2021).

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