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||Abstracts|
|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.||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.|
|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.||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.|
|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.||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.|
|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.||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.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., 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.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.||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).|
|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.||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.|
|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., 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.|
|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.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.
|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.||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.|