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A consumer perspective of the South African red meat classification system

  • 2015
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 45
H. Vermeulen, H.C. Schönfeldt & B. Pretorius Page: 339 - 354

The South African consumer market is characterised by socio-economic and cultural diversity. Food expenditure patterns, behaviour and preferences differ significantly between the various socio-economic sub-groups. Packaging information, including red meat classification information, could be an important tangible resource used by…

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Changes in the composition of South African red meat

  • 2015
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 45
N. Hall, H.C. Schönfeldt & B. Pretorius Page: 325 - 338

Red meat often evokes a wide array of complex and contradictory arguments. It is viewed as the most expensive component of any diet, supplying many essential nutrients as part of a healthy, prudent eating plan. Yet, red meat is non-homogenous,…

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An evaluation of the lamb and mutton carcase grading system in the Republic of South Africa. 2. The use of fat measurements as

  • 1987
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 17
G.G. Bruwer, R.T. Naudé, M.M. du Toit, A. Cloete & W.A. Vosloo Page: 85 - 89

A total of 104 carcases were selected on the market in three age groups and four mass classes representative of the six fat classes of the classification system for carcase evaluation. Four subcutaneous fat thickness measurements were taken on the…

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An evaluation of the lamb and mutton carcase grading system in the Republic of South Africa. 3. Fatness score, conformation scor

  • 1987
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 17
G.G. Bruwer, R.T. Naudé & W.A. Vosloo Page: 90 - 94

    The influence of fatness, conformation and carcase mass as individual predictors of carcase composition, was determined in 104 carcases which were fully dissected and of which carcase composition was determined. Chemical analysis was done on each carcase and…

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Sensory and objective mutton quality characteristics of SA Merino sheep selected for and against reproductive fitness

  • 2003
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 33
L.C. Hoffman, D. Schmidt, M.M. Muller, J.J.E. Cloete and S.W.P. Cloete Page: 52 - 64

The effect of divergent selection for ewe multiple-rearing ability over a 15-year period on mutton quality was examined on the M. longissimus dorsi and M. semimembranosus of entire rams (R) and ewes (E) derived from two Merino lines. The selection…

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