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Effect of Acacia angustissima leaf meal on performance, yield of carcass components and meat quality of broilers

  • 2018
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 48
S. Ncube, T.E. Halimani, E.V.I. Chikosi & P.T. Saidi Page: 271 - 283

The study determined the appropriate levels of including Acacia angustissima leaf meal in broiler diets for optimum performance, carcass part yield, and meat quality characteristics. One hundred and fifty broiler chicks were allocated to 0%, 5%, and 10% A. angustissima…

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Effect of pre-slaughter conditions on physico-chemical characteristics of mutton from three sheep breeds slaughtered at a smallholder rural abattoir

  • 2013
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 43
A.Y. Chulayo & V. Muchenje Page: 64 - 68

The effects of pre-slaughter conditions and breed on physico-chemical characteristics of mutton were determined. The study was conducted at Adelaide Municipal abattoir in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Records were taken from 84 sheep from the South African Mutton…

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Effect of hot-deboning on the physical quality characteristics of ostrich meat

  • 2006
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 36
S.St.C. Botha, L.C. Hoffman and T.J. Britz Page: 197 - 208

The effects of hot-deboning on the physical meat quality characteristics and shelf-life of ostrich m. gastrocnemius, pars interna (gastroc) and m. iliofibularis (iliof) were investigated during 42 days (d) of refrigeration. The hot-deboned gastroc was initially tougher than the cold-deboned…

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Effect of sex, age, and pre-slaughter conditioning on pH, temperature, tenderness and colour of indigenous South African goats

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
L. Simela, E.C. Webb and L. Frylinck Page: 208 - 211

Sex, age and pre-slaughter conditioning effects on pH, temperature, colour and tenderness properties of M. semimembranosus (SM) of indigenous South African goats were investigated. Sex and age had no significant effect on pH. However, female goat carcasses cooled significantly slower…

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