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Title: Effect of docking and sex of lambs on carcass characteristics of fat-tailed Najdi sheep.
Authors: Abouheif, M. A., M
J. Appl. Anim. Res., 1: 91- 101
Issue Date: 1992
Abstract: Twelve intact and 12 docked Najdi lambs of equal numbers of males and females were utilized in the experiment. Upon attaining 40 kg fasted and shorn body weight the lambs were slaughtered and their carcasses were dissected into wholesale cuts. Each cut was then dissected into lean, fat and bone, which were weighed separately. The data showed that docked lambs were 19 days earlier in attaining the designated slaughter body weight and produced carcasses with 1.33 and 0.20 kg more weights in primal and rough cuts, respectively, compared to intact lambs. Also, the total separable lean weigh in primal cuts was heavier for the docked lambs in comparison to intact lambs which reflected significant differences (P<0.05) in lean weight from wholesale loin and rack cuts. Non-significant differences were observed for the amounts of separable fat deposited in each cut between docked and intacy lambs except for wholesale leg cut. No significant differences were detected between the docked and intact groups for bone weight in each cut.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8972
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