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dc.contributor.authorBosman, Magdalena Johanna Catharina
dc.contributor.authorSimela, L.
dc.contributor.authorWebb, E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-16T08:46:12Z
dc.date.available2013-01-16T08:46:12Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationSimela, L. et al. 2011. Live animal and carcass characteristics of South African indigenous goats. South African journal of animal science, 41(1):1-15. [http://www.sasas.co.za/journals]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0375-1589
dc.identifier.issn222-4062 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7907
dc.description.abstractEighty-nine intact male, castrates and female South African indigenous goats in three age groups (0, 2 - 6 and 8 permanent incisors) and two pre-slaughter conditioning groups; namely, the non-conditioned which were slaughtered within three months of purchase and the pre-slaughter conditioned, which were slaughtered 6 - 10 months after purchase or birth were used. The effect of sex, age and pre-slaughter conditioning on live animal, carcass dimensions and carcass composition were evaluated. The goats were large with live weight, carcass weight and carcass dimensions in the range of the large breeds of southern Africa. They had a high lean and low fat content. Intact males were suited for high chevon yield because they were heavy, had a high lean and low fat content, and losses during dressing and chilling were reduced by improved nutrition. Goats between 2 - 6 teeth yielded heavy carcasses that were comparable to goats in the 8-teeth group, and had proportionately more lean and less carcass fat. The hind limb was ideal for high lean and low fat, high value cuts but the dorsal trunk was bony and yielded less lean. Pre-slaughter conditioning improved the overall size of the goats and reduced the losses during slaughter and chilling. It also improved the lean/bone and lean and fat/bone indices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Animal Science (SASAS)en_US
dc.subjectLive weighten_US
dc.subjectchest girthen_US
dc.subjectdressing out percentageen_US
dc.subjectcarcass compositionen_US
dc.titleLive animal and carcass characteristics of South African indigenous goatsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10173560 - Bosman, Magdalena Johanna Catharina


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