Growth performance, carcass and meat quality of Karayaka female lambs born in different seasons

Sen, U.; Kuran, M.; Ensoy, U.

The aim of this study was to determine growth performance, carcass and meat quality of Karayaka female lambs born in different seasons. Winter born (breeding season; n=15) and autumn born (out of the breeding season; n=15) singleton female lambs were used in the study. Birth and slaughter weights of lambs in both groups were similar, but the weaning weight of the autumn born lambs was higher ( P<0.05). The autumn born lambs had lower carcass yield, lung, spleen and gastrocnemious muscle weights ( P<0.05), but higher liver, kidney, empty reticulo-rumen, empty small intestine, internal fat, suprarenal fat weights and a higher fat thickness over the longissimus dorsi muscle ( P<0.05). Additionally, the winter born lambs had higher cooking loss, drip loss and shear force values ( P<0.05), but lower dry matter and intramuscular fat ( P<0.05) in longissimus dorsi and semitendinosus muscles. There were significant differences between both groups in terms of meat colour characteristics ( P<0.05) except b* values for longissimus dorsi at 1 h and for semitendinosus at 24 h. The results suggest that Karayaka female lambs born in winter and autumn seasons have different meat quality parameters and growth patterns at pre- and post-weaning.

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Sen, U. / Kuran, M. / Ensoy, U.: Growth performance, carcass and meat quality of Karayaka female lambs born in different seasons. 2013. FBN Dummerstorf.

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