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The WTAMU Beef Carcass Research Center and Meat Laboratory have historically contributed to the scientific knowledge of the conversion of muscle to meat.

Refereed Journal Articles

Bryant, T.C., J.D. Rivera, M.L. Galyean, G.C. Duff, D.M. Hallford, and T.H. Montgomery.  1999.  Effects of dietary level of ruminally protected choline on performance and carcass characteristics of finishing beef steers and on growth and serum metabolites in lambs.  J. Anim. Sci.  77: 2893-2903.

Cole, N.A., L.W. Greene, F.T. McCollum, T.H. Montgomery, and K. McBride.  2003.  Influence of oscillating dietary crude protein concentration on performance, acid-base balance, and nitrogen excretion of steers.  J. Anim. Sci.  81: 2660-2668.

Garcia, L.G., T.E. Lawrence, T.H. Montgomery, D.B. Parker, and M.S. Brown.  2006.  Prediction of percentage crude fat of beef longissimus dorsi muscle.  J. Musc. Food.  17: 375-380.

Herschler, R.C., A.W. Olmsted, A.J. Edwards, R.L. Hale, T.H. Montgomery, R.L. Preston, S.J. Bartle, and J.J. Sheldon.  1995.  Production responses to various doses and ratios of estradiol benzoate and trenbolone acetate implants in steers and heifers.  J. Anim. Sci.  73: 2873-2881.

Lawrence, T.E., J.D. Whatley, T.H. Montgomery, and L.J. Perino.  2001.  A comparison of the USDA ossification-based maturity system to a system based on dentition.  J. Anim. Sci.  79: 1683-1690.

Lawrence, T.E., J.D. Whatley, T.H. Montgomery, L.J. Perino, and M. E. Dikeman.  2001.  Influence of dental carcass maturity classification on carcass traits and tenderness of longissimus steaks from commercially fed cattle.  J. Anim. Sci.  79: 2092-2096.

Lorenzen, C.L., D.S. Hale, D.B. Griffin, J.W. Savell, K.E. Belk, T.L. Frederick, M.F. Miller, T.H. Montgomery, and G.C. Smith.  1993.  National Beef Quality Audit: Survey of producer-related defects and carcass quality and quantity attributes.  J. Anim. Sci.  71: 1495-1502.

McKenna, D.R., D.L. Roeber, P.K. Bates, T.B. Schmidt, D.S. Hale, D.B. Griffin, J.W. Savell, J.C. Brooks, J.B. Morgan, T.H. Montgomery, K.E. Belk, and G.C. Smith.  2002.  National Beef Quality Audit-2000: Survey of targeted cattle and carcass characteristics related to quality, quantity, and value of fed steers and heifers.  J. Anim. Sci.  80: 1212-1222.

Montgomery, T.H., P.F. Dew, and M.S. Brown.  2001.  Optimizing carcass value and the use of anabolic implants in beef cattle.  J. Anim. Sci.  79: E296-E306.

Schmidt, T.B., T.H. Montgomery, D.B. Parker, M.E. Melhorn, L.J. Perino, and T.E. Lawrence.  2003.  A survey of carcass characteristics and estimated economic implications from outlier carcasses.  Prof. Anim. Sci.  18: 394-401.

Abstracts

Bishop, G.L., T.E. Lawrence, and T.H. Montgomery.  2002.  Carcass value as influenced by individual carcass traits.  Plains Nut. Coun. Spring Conf.  Texas A&M Res. Ext. Pub. No. AREC 02-20.  p. 123.

Bishop, G.L., T.E. Lawrence, and T.H. Montgomery.  2002.  Predicting beef carcass value.  Plains Nut. Coun. Spring Conf.  Texas A&M Res. Ext. Pub. No. AREC 02-20.  p. 124.

Curley, Jr., K.O., J. Lyons, M.S. Brown, T.E. Lawrence, J.A. Caroll, R.C. Vann, S.T. Willard, T.H. Welsh, Jr., and R.D. Randel.  2006.  Influence of breed type and temperament on anatomic and endocrinologic parameters of the bovine hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.  J. Anim. Sci.  84 (Suppl. 1) 1:353.

Farrow, R., G. Loneragan, J. Pauli, and T. Lawrence.  2007.  Analysis of lean and fat components at the rib-loin interface to predict beef carcass fabrication yield.  Proc. Recip. Meat Conf.  60:42 (abstract 75).

Lawrence, T., D. King, T. Montgomery, and M. Dikeman.  2001.  Relationships among selected beef carcass characteristics.  J. Anim. Sci.  79 (suppl. 2): 29-30 (118). 

Lawrence, T. and J. Pauli.  2007.  Development of a small-scale animal-carcass-retail cut traceability, inventory, and point-of-sale system.  Proc. Recip. Meat Conf.  60:32 (abstract 56).

Lawrence, T.E., J.D. Whatley, T.H. Montgomery, L.J. Perino, and M.E. Dikeman.   1999.   The influence of selected carcass characteristics on longissimus thoracis tenderness of commercially fed cattle.  Proc. High Plains Beef Conf., Amarillo, TX.

Montgomery, T.H., T.E. Lawrence, L.J. Perino, and J.D. Whatley.  1998.  Determining Carcass Maturity: The use of dentition to establish carcass maturity.  Proc. High Plains Beef Conf., Canyon, TX.

Schmidt, T.B., T.E. Lawrence, T.H. Montgomery, and L.J. Perino.  1999.  Survey of carcass quality and yield characteristics, and producer and packer related carcass defects.   Proc. High Plains Beef Conf., Amarillo, TX.

Spivey, K., R. DeOtte, and T. Lawrence.  2007.  Evaluation of water savings in washing slaughtered beef carcass heads and the use of image analysis for assessing cleanliness.  Proc. Recip. Meat Conf.  60:44 (abstract 77).

Vann, R.C., R.D. Randel, T.H. Welsh, Jr., S.T. Willard, J.A. Carroll, M.S. Brown, and T.E. Lawrence.  2006.  Influence of breed type and temperament on feedlot growth and carcass characteristics of beef steers.  J. Anim. Sci.  84 (Suppl. 1): 396.