Articles | Volume 60, issue 3
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 225–233, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-225-2017
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 225–233, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-225-2017

Original study 24 Jul 2017

Original study | 24 Jul 2017

Carcass and meat quality characteristics of lambs reared in different seasons

Hulya Yalcintan et al.

Related authors

Haematological stress parameters and behavioural characteristics of dairy type goat kids compared to indigenous breeds during an intensive fattening programme
Elif Ergul Ekiz, Hulya Yalcintan, and Bulent Ekiz
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 441–449, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-441-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-441-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Product quality | Animal: Sheep
Effect of modified atmosphere packaging and vacuum packaging on quality characteristics of lamb meat
Katarzyna Ząbek, Jan Miciński, Stanisław Milewski, and Alicja Sobczak
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 437–445, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-437-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-437-2021, 2021
Short summary
Fatty acids, health lipid indices, and cholesterol content of sheep meat of three breeds from Moroccan pastures
Kamal Belhaj, Farid Mansouri, Abdessamad Benmoumen, Marianne Sindic, Marie-Laure Fauconnier, Mohamed Boukharta, C. Hana Serghini, and Ahmed Elamrani
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 471–482, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-471-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-471-2020, 2020
Short summary
Fatty acid profile of muscles and adipose tissues of fat-tail Barbarine lambs as affected by rosemary residue intake
Yathreb Yagoubi, Samir Smeti, Ilyes Mekki, Juan Ramón Bertolín, Guillermo Ripoll, Margalida Joy, Mokhtar Mahouachi, and Naziha Atti
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 431–439, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-431-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-431-2020, 2020
Short summary
The effect of genotype and muscle type on the physico-chemical characteristics and taurine, carnosine and L-carnitine concentration in lamb meat
Aurelia Radzik-Rant, Witold Rant, Gabriela Sosnowiec, Marcin Świątek, Roman Niżnikowski, and Żaneta Szymańska
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 423–430, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-423-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-423-2020, 2020
Short summary
Drip loss assessment by EZ and bag methods and their relationship with pH value and color in mutton
Ana Kaić, Ante Kasap, Ivan Širić, and Boro Mioč
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 277–281, https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-277-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-277-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Beriain, M. J., Horcada, A., Purroy, A., Lizaso, G., Chasco, J., and Mendizabal, J. A.: Characteristics of Lacha and Rasa Aragonesa lambs slaughtered at three weights, J. Anim. Sci., 78, 3070–3077, 2000.
Boggs, D. L. and Merkel, R. A.: Live Animal Carcass Evaluation and Selection Manual, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, 1993.
Cañeque, V., Velasco, S., Diaz, M. T., Huidobro, F. R., Perez, C., and Lauzurica, S.: Use of whole barley with a protein supplement to fatten lambs under different management systems and its effect on meat and carcass quality, Anim. Res., 52, 271–285, 2003.
Carrasco, S., Ripoll, G., Sanz, A., Alvarez-Rodriguez, J., Panea, B., Revilla, R., and Joy, M.: Effect of feeding system on growth and carcass characteristics of Churra Tensina light lambs, Livest. Sci., 121, 56–63, 2009.
Colomer-Rocher, F., Morand-Fehr, P., and Kirton, A. H.: Standard methods and procedures for goat carcass evaluation, jointing and tissue separation, Livest. Prod. Sci., 17, 149–159, 1987.
Download
Short summary
We tried to figure out whether it was possible to produce high-quality lamb meat the whole year by taking advantage of seasonal pastures. We reared lambs in winter, spring–summer and autumn. Average daily gain, carcass weight and dressing percentage increased in winter lambs. Carcass fatness decreased in spring–summer and autumn lambs which suckled their dams and also grazed in seasonal pasture. Meat from spring–summer lambs was not appreciated by the panellists in the sensory evaluation.