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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011  |  Volume: 10  |  Issue: 10  |  Page No.: 1350 - 1354

Fattening Performance, Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality Traits in Hair Goat (Anatolian Black) Male Kids

Okan Atay, Ozdal Gokdal, Semra Kayaardi and Vadullah Eren    

Abstract: This study was performed to determine the fattening performance, carcass and meat quality characteristics of male Hair goat kids. A total of 13 kids at about 3 month of age were fattened for 60 day. Average live weight of kids were 14.79±0.68 kg at the beginning of the fattening, 19.72±0.98 kg at the end of the fattening, 0.082±0.010 kg for daily live weight gain, 7.78 kg for concentrate consumption per 1 kg live weight gain. The slaughtering and carcass characteristics of Hair goat kids were found as 19.84±0.95 kg for slaughtering weight 8.93±0.49 kg for warm carcass weight, 8.45±0.47 kg for cold carcass weight, 42.38% for dressing percentage, 0.113±0.021 kg for kidney-pelvic fat weight, 0.136±0.020 kg for internal fat weight, 1.37±0.06 kg for leg weight, 0.677±0.052 kg for back-loin weight, 1.00±0.051 kg for fore-arm weight, 0.278±0.025 kg for shoulder weight, 0.470±0.025 kg for neck weight, 0.384±0.033 kg for flank-chest weight, 8.36±0.80 cm2 for M. Longissimus dorsi area and 2.56±0.18 cm for M. Longissimus dorsi depth. The rational portions of valuable parts and fats in carcasses of the kids were found as 32.93±0.38, 15.95±0.43, 23.94±0.33, 6.55±0.31, 11.31±0.41,9.02±0.40, 1.312±0.46 and 1.41±0.15% for percentages of leg, rack-loin, fore-arm, shoulder, neck, flank-chest, kidney-pelvic fat and internal fat, respectively. Average moisture, ash, protein and fat values of meat samples were found as 75.70, 1.04, 18.91 and 3.23%, respectively. pH values of meat samples were found as 5.71. L*(lightness), a*(redness) and b*(yellowness) values were respectively recorded as 50.24, 15.97 and 11.39.

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