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  • Researchers examine extent of dark cutting on beef tenderness

    Beef juiciness, tenderness, and flavor were dependent on dark cutting severity, according to study findings published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Animal Science.
  • New research on heat stress and pigs

    Pigs exposed to ambient temperatures high enough to provoke heat stress change their physiology, metabolism, and behavior to maintain a stable internal environment.
  • Methane matters

    A key factor in understanding methane emissions from livestock comes from studying the gut microbiome. Learn more in this summary of research discussed in the July 2016 issue of Animal Frontiers.