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Life sciences : Animal production & animal husbandry
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8389
Fattening of Belgian Blue double-muscled culled females: animal performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality
French
Cabaraux, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de productions animales > Ecologie et éthologie vétérinaires >]
Hornick, Jean-Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de productions animales > Nutrition des animaux domestiques >]
Dufrasne, Isabelle mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de productions animales > Nutrition des animaux domestiques >]
Clinquart, Antoine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires > Technologie des denrées alimentaires >]
Istasse, Louis mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de productions animales > Nutrition des animaux domestiques >]
2003
Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire
Annales Medecine Veterinaire
147
6, DEC-JAN
423-431
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0003-4118
Liege
Belgique
[en] In order to measure Animal performance and, carcass and meat characteristics of Belgian Blue double-muscled culled females, a fattening trial was carried out on a total of 78 animals. Fifteen females were slaughtered at the beginning of the trial and 63 were fattened on a maize silage based diet. The initial average live weight was 571.2kg. The total fattening gain was 91.1 kg for a period of 91.4 days. At slaughter, the warm carcass weight was 405.9kg and the killing-out proportion 63.3%. The carcasses were characterised by a high proportion of muscles (67.6%) and rather low proportions of adipose tissue (18.2%) and bones (14.2%). The muscle and adipose tissue accretions were 36.0 and 28.2 kg. Meat was lean as indicated by high protein content (88.5%) and low fat content (6.6%) in dry matter. A high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids was also found (6.8 mol %).
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/8389
http://www.facmv.ulg.ac.be/amv/articles/2003_147_6_06.pdf

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