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Goat milk production and processing in the NIAYES in Senegal

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
A. Missohou, L. Diouf, R.S. Sow and C.B.A. Wollny Page: 151 - 154

This study was carried out from February to December 2003 to analyse goat milk production and processing in the districts of Thies and Mbour located in the Sahelian area, 70 km from Dakar. Among the suppliers of the three processing…

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Quantitative and qualitative milk characteristics of Nebrodi goats

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
A. Zumbo, B. Chiofalo, L. Liotta, A. Rundo Sotera and V. Chiofalo Page: 155 - 157

Milk quantity and quality characteristics were investigated in 40 lactating Nebrodi goats of different ages and order of kidding. Every month from the start of the first lactation individual daily yields were recorded and individual milk samples were taken to…

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Effect of crossbreeding between two Egyptian goat breeds on physicochemical, technological and nutritional characteristics of go

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
S.A. Salem, E.I. El-Agamy and A.M. Yousseff Page: 158 - 161

Milk samples of two different crossbreds of Egyptian goats were analyzed for their physicochemical, technological and nutritional characteristics, in order to evaluate the effect of crossbreeding on milk properties. Crossbred goats (50% Damascus : 50% Barky) had better milk properties…

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Influence of betaine on goat milk production and composition

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
C. Fernandez, J. Fontecha, M.A. Latorre, C. Garcés, M. Soler and J.M. de la Fuente Page: 165 - 168

A study was conducted to determine the effect of the inclusion of betaine in goat diets on milk production and physical-chemical characteristics of the goat milk. Thirty lactating goats free of intramammary infection were selected from a commercial Murciano-Granadina herd.…

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Prediction of weekly goat milk yield using autoregressive models

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
C. Fernandez, J. Gomez, P. Sanchez-Seiquer, L. Gomez-Chova, E. Soria-Olivas, L. Mocé and C Garcés Page: 169 - 172

This paper proposes the use of autoregressive models to predict weekly milk yield in a goat farm. Twenty-eight goats were used to build the model and eight goats were used to validate it. The best models obtained were those in…

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Goat milk and heat treatments

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
K. Raynal-Ljutovac, T. Massouras and M. Barbosa Page: 173 - 175

Heat stability of goat milk has been investigated on European milk samples from France, Greece and Portugal. A variability of coagulation temperatures was observed and was directly linked to milk composition. Some technological adaptations such as the use of additives…

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Characterization of Maltese goat milk cheese flavour using SPME-GC/MS

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
B. Chiofalo, A. Zumbo, R. Costa, L. Liotta, L. Mondello, P. Dugo and V. Chiofalo Page: 176 - 180

The effect of lactation on the flavour of cheese made with raw milk of Maltese goats bred in Sicily (Italy) was studied. The goat cheese flavour was analyzed for the first time by Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) coupled with Gas…

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Effect of six months prolonged frozen-storage on changes in organic acid composition of plain soft goat milk cheese

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
Y.W. Park, J.H. Lee and K.L. Arora Page: 181 - 183

Feasibility of prolonged frozen-storage of goat milk cheeses is extremely important for profitability and sustainability of the dairy goat industry. Extended frozen-storage can be detrimental to the cheese texture and flavour compounds including organic acids. The study was conducted to…

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Interrelationships between the activities of the plasmin system in goats and sheep experiencing subclinical mastitis, casein deg

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
N. Silanikove, F. Shapiro, G. Leitner and U. Merin Page: 192 - 194

The present report focuses on how the differences in the plasmin (PL) system between sheep and goats are reflected in their response to subclinical intramammary infection (IMI), particularly in respect to casein (CN) degradation and milk yield (MY). Plasmin is…

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Physiological responses to preslaughter transportation stress in Tasco-supplemented Boer goats

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
S. Galipalli, K.M. Gadiyaram, B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill and G. Kannan Page: 198 - 200

Tasco seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) supplementation is known to increase antioxidant activity and immune response in farm animals, but its effects have not been adequately studied in goats. This study was conducted to determine the effects of Tasco feed supplementation on…

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Post-mortem metabolic status, pH and temperature of chevon from indigenous South African goats slaughtered under commercial cond

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
L. Simela, E.C. Webb and L. Frylinck Page: 204 - 207

The study was conducted to investigate the effects of sex, age and pre-slaughter conditioning on post-mortem pH, temperature and glycolytic metabolite concentrations in M. longissimus thoracis (LT) of indigenous South African goats. Three hours post-mortem, the 2-teeth group had the…

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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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