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Predicting feed intake from weaning to maturity in South African sheep reared on high-energy grain-based diets

  • 2022
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 52
D.A. van der Merwe, T.S. Brand, P.G. Theron & L.C. Hoffman Page: 291 - 303

Feed intake models seldom take breed differences into account. This study investigated various approaches to describing and predicting the feed intake of certain breeds (Dohne Merino, Dormer, Dorper, Meatmaster, Merino, South African Mutton Merino (SAMM) and White Dorper). On weaning…

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Effect of days in feedlot on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Merino, South African Mutton Merino and Dorper lambs

  • 2017
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 47
T.S. Brand, E.J. van der Westhuizen, D.A. van der Merwe & L.C. Hoffman Page: 26 - 33

This study investigated the effect of feedlot production on lamb growth characteristics of three common South African breeds: Merino, South African Mutton Merino (SAMM) and Dorper. Lambs were supplied with a balanced diet (16% crude protein, 9.41 MJ ME/kg feed)…

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Comparison of shear force tenderness, drip and cooking loss, and ultimate muscle pH of the loin muscle among grass-fed steers of four major beef crosses slaughtered in Namibia

  • 2016
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 46
P. Strydom, J. Lühl, C. Kahl, & L.C. Hoffman Page: 348 - 359

The authors investigated the effects of breed (Brahman, Bonsmara, Simbrah and Simmental crosses) and post-mortem ageing on meat tenderness, purge, cooking loss and ultimate pH of the longissimus muscle under commercial production and slaughter conditions of the Namibian beef export…

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Developmental differences in carcass, meat quality and muscle fibre characteristics between the Landrace and a Chinese native pi

  • 2009
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 39
Fawen Dai, Dingyuan Feng, Qingyun Cao, Hui Ye, Changmin Zhang, Weiguang Xia and Jianjun Zuo Page: 267 - 273

This experiment was conducted to compare carcass and meat quality traits, and muscle fibre characteristics in the longissimus muscle of the Landrace [an European pig breed] and the Lantang [a Chinese native pig breed] at the ages of 60, 90…

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