EFFECTS OF SLAUGHTER WEIGHT ON SOME CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITY TRAITS IN ANGUS BULLS RAISED IN TURKEY CONDITIONS


Ardıçlı S. , Çobanoğlu Ö.

V. International Congress on Domestic Animal Breeding, Genetics and Husbandry - 2021 (ICABGEH-21), Odessa, Ukraine, 27 September - 30 October 2021, vol.1, pp.40-44

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Odessa
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-44

Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate the effects of slaughter weight on marbling, fatness score, backfat thickness, meat color score, and the ultimate pH in Angus bulls (n= 104). According to the slaughter weights (SW), bulls were allocated into three groups including SW1= 505-550 kg; SW2= 551-600 kg; and SW3= 601-659 kg. The statistical analysis was carried out using the least square methods of the GLM procedure and Pearson's correlation analysis. Results showed that group SW3 was characterized by the higher marbling, fatness score, and backfat thickness (P<0.001). Moreover, significant correlations were found between marbling, backfat thickness, and fatness score (P<0.001). Meat color and pH values were not differentiated within the groups.