Supplementing Selsaf® to improve meat quality
Selsaf® is a unique source of highly bioavailable organic selenium. It contains two different types of organic Se, selenocystein (Se-Cys) and selenomethionin (Se-Met). Selsaf® helps the body combat oxidative stress, countering the detrimental stress effects on animal performance, both in the short term, due to Se-Cys, and in the long-term due, to Se-Met.
Charolais heifers were supplemented 60 days before slaughter with 0.2 mg Se/kg DM of Se from Sodium Selenite (SS) or Selenized Yeast (Se-Y; Selsaf®).
Selsaf® increased Se bioavailability in the muscles, leading to lower oxidation of intramuscular fat and protein, contributing to better meat tenderness. Selsaf® also improved organoleptic parameters in the meat, directly related to its appearance and the customer’s purchasing decision.