Pakistan Journal of Nutrition1680-51941994-7984Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/pjn.2010.422.425Asif ArainMohammadKhaskheliM.RajputI.R.RaoS.FarazS.FazlaniS.A.DevrajaniK.UmerM.5201095The study was conducted to examine physical properties of goat meat to evaluate the relationship between goat meat in different age groups, group A (<7 m), group B (8-10 m) and group C (>11 m). In the first step physicochemical characteristics of goat meat in respect of pH, Water Holding Capacity (WHC), Cooking Loss (CL) and Drip Loss (DL) were determined. A total of 21 goat meat samples were collected equally from three age groups each containing 7 samples. The mean pH value of goat meat of group A, B, and C (6.28, 6.30 and 6.34% respectively) mean WHC (61.77, 63.36 and 63.36% respectively) were not significantly different (p>0.05) from each other. WHC of goat meat group B (63.36±028%) and group C (63.36±0.21%) were very similar and significantly (p<0.05) higher than meat group A goat (61.77±0.32%). Cooking loss and drip loss in goat meat of group A (38.72±0.60 and 4.93±0.16%, respectively) were higher compared to advanced slaughter age (8-10 m of age: 35.77±0.86 and 4.02±0.10% and >11 m of age: 33.40±1.13 and 4.06±0.14%, respectively). The result concludes the meat of goat slaughtered in advanced age may have an extensive advantage to reduce qualitative and quantitative losses of end products and by products with relation to export.]]>Aaslyng, M.D., C. Bejerholm, P. Ertbjerg, H.C. Bertram and H.J. Andersen,2003Anonymous,2008Babji, Y., T.R.K. Murthy and A.S.R. Anjaneyulu,2000Babiker, S.A., I.A. El Khider and S.A. Shafie,1990Brown, M.H., C.O. Gill, J. Hollingsworth, R. Nickelson and S. Seward et al.,2000Honekel, K.O., C.J. Kim, R. Hamm and P. Rannacles,1986Karakaya, M., C. Saricoban and M.T. Yilmaz,2006Kondaiah, N., A.S.R. Anjaneyulu, V.K. Rao, N. Sharma and H.B. Joshi,1985Lawrie, R.A.,1991Laskar, S.K. and D.R. Nath,1998Mahgoub, O. and G.A. Lodge,1996Nagaraj, N.S., K.R. Anilakumar and K. Santhanam,2005Ockerman, H.W.,1985Offer, G.,1991Pearson, A.M. and R.B. Young,1989Penny, L.F.,1977Sen, A.R., A. Santra and S.A. Karim,2004Wardlow, F.B., L.H. McCaskill and J.C. Acton,1973Warriss, P.D., L.J. Wilkins and T.G. Knowles, 1999