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Meat quality and carcass characteristics of Merino Precoce suckling lambs raised under confinement in the Mediterranean semi-humid dryland of Central Chile

Authordc.contributor.authorPérez Melendez, Patricio es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorMaino Menéndez, Mario es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorMorales Silva, María Sol es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorTomic Stefanin, Gerda es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorAguilera Hidalgo, Francisco Javier es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorEgaña Moreno, Juan Ignacio 
Admission datedc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T11:57:56Z
Available datedc.date.available2014-10-16T11:57:56Z
Publication datedc.date.issued2012
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationCiencia e Investigación Agraria, 39:2 (289), 2012en_US
Identifierdc.identifier.issn0718-1620
Identifierdc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.uchile.cl/handle/2250/122532
General notedc.descriptionArtículo de publicación ISIen_US
Abstractdc.description.abstractTwenty-eight Merino Precoce suckling lambs raised under confinement in the Mediterranean semi-humid dryland of Central Chile were studied to evaluate meat quality and major carcass characteristics. Animals were grouped by slaughter weight (10 and 15 kg) and sex (7 males and 7 females in each weight group). The average commercial and true dressing percentages were 53 and 55%, the average ribeye area was 11.7 cm(2), and the average dorsal fat thickness was 1.5 mm. The largest retail yields were those of the leg and shoulder, at 38 and 22%, respectively. The tissue composition of the leg was 58% muscle, 23% bone, 12% fat, 3.6% residues, and 3% shrink loss. The tissue composition of the shoulder was 57% muscle, 23% bone, 11% fat, 3.7% residues and 3.2% shrink loss. The average chemical composition of the fresh meat was 67% moisture, 19% protein, 13% ether extract, and 1.3% ash. Sensory panel evaluation indicated that almost all the sensory characteristics were within the ideal range, and the acceptability panel evaluation indicated that 15 kg lambs produced the most acceptable meat. Slaughter weight had the most significant effect on carcass and meat quality. These results confirm that Merino Precoce suckling lambs yield high-quality carcasses and highly acceptable meat.en_US
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipFinancial for Fundacion para la Innovacion Agraria (FIA), Chile, project C-97-2-P-008.en_US
Lenguagedc.language.isoen_USen_US
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
Link to Licensedc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/cl/*
Keywordsdc.subjectChileen_US
Títulodc.titleMeat quality and carcass characteristics of Merino Precoce suckling lambs raised under confinement in the Mediterranean semi-humid dryland of Central Chileen_US
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaen_US


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