Figure 1.
Figure 1.

Mean BW ± SE for each genotype (Angus, Hereford, and Wagyu × Angus) at each of the 5 serial slaughter time points that coincided with the stages of the experiment shown by the arrows.

 


Figure 2.
Figure 2.

Least squares means of BW (adjusted for initial BW) ± SE for each genotype (Angus, Hereford, and Wagyu × Angus) and postweaning nutritional system (forage-only system or forage with high-energy supplemented system) at the 5 serial slaughter stages (see Fig. 1) from commencement of nutritional treatments when weaned to the end of long feedlotting.

 


Figure 3.
Figure 3.

Least squares means and the SE directly back transformed from the final statistical model for (a) rib fat (mm), (b) P8 rump fat, (c) Meat Standards Australia (MSA) marbling score (Meat Standards Australia, 2009), and (d) eye muscle area (EMA; cm2) for the postweaning nutritional system (forage-only system or forage with high-energy supplemented system) at the 5 serial slaughter stages (see Fig. 1) from commencement of the nutritional systems when weaned to the end of long feedlotting. The P-values are for the conclusion of the study at stage 5 (end of long feedlotting).

 


Figure 4.
Figure 4.

Least squares means and the SE directly back transformed from the final statistical model for (a) longissimus lumborum muscle intramuscular fat (IMF) content (%), (b) semitendinosus muscle IMF percent, and (c) infraspinatus muscle IMF percent for the postweaning nutritional system (forage-only system or forage with high-energy supplemented system) at the 5 serial slaughter stages (see Fig. 1) from commencement of the nutritional systems when weaned to the end of long feedlotting. The P-values are for the conclusion of the study at stage 5 (end of long feedlotting).