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A comparison of slaughter value of intensively fattened ram lambs and meat-type male kids

Marek Stanisz, Adam Gut
Department of Sheep and Goat Breeding, The August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznaٌ, Z³otniki, S³oneczna 1, 62-002 Suchy Las, Poland
Abstract :

Slaughter indicators of synthetic Whiteheaded Mutton line ram lambs (RLs) were compared to
those of 75% Boer and 25% White Improved crossbred male kids (MKs), both groups fattened to
the age of 100 days. Considered was body weight (BW) at slaughter, individual organs and tissues
content of BW, carcass quality indicators and carcass tissue composition. At the age of 100 days RLs reached higher BW and dressing percentage than MKs, and share of valuable cuts in their carcasses appeared higher. Carcasses of RLs showed better conformation (a wider thorax, wider rump, bigger leg circumference, higher leg rounding index), but their subcutaneous fat layer was thicker than that of MKs. Meat per cent of RLs carcasses was found similar to that of MKs carcasses, but the former contained more fat and less bone than carcasses of MKs

Keywords :
carcass / fattening / kids / lambs / slaughter value

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