SLAUGHTER CHARACTERISTICS OF LAMB’S MEAT ACCORDING TO BREEDING SYSTEMS

Kalevska, Tatjana and Kochoski, Ljupche and Joshevska, Elena and Uzunoska, Zora and Stamatovska, Viktorija (2017) SLAUGHTER CHARACTERISTICS OF LAMB’S MEAT ACCORDING TO BREEDING SYSTEMS. Macedonian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1-2). pp. 67-73.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to determine how breeding systems (organic and conventional) influence the growth intensity and carcass traits of lamb meat. The research was carried out on 120 lambs, of which 60 were reared in a conventional and 60 in an organic system, in a period of 75 days. The lambs from the organic system were bred according to the regulations on organic farming, while the lambs from the conventional system were bred in a traditional way. The results show differences in birth weight of lambs from organic (3.991–4.189 kg) and conventional breeding systems (4.226 – 4.338 kg). There are no significant differences (p > 0.05) in the body weight prior to slaughter and in the average daily gain between the groups. After the slaughter, measurements of each carcass were done. The differences in the dressing percentage of the lambs between the groups from organic and conventional production are not statistically significant (p > 0.05). Key words: lambs; breeding systems; slaughter; quality; carcasses

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Animal and diary science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Jordan Martinovski
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 11:59
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 11:59
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/1334

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