Articles | Volume 60, issue 4
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 409–417, 2017
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 409–417, 2017

Original study 23 Nov 2017

Original study | 23 Nov 2017

Production traits, blood metabolic profile and fatty acids of meat and tallow in response to the partial replacement of soybean meal with peas in organic lambs' feed

Zvonko Antunović et al.

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Cited articles

Antunović, Z., Novoselec, J., Šperanda, M., Domaćinović, M., and Djidara, M.: Monitoring nutritional status of lambs in organic breeding, Krmiva, 52, 27–34, 2010a.
Antunović, Z., Novoselec, J., Senčić, Đ., Šperanda, M., Steiner, Z., and Samac, D.: Production traits and blood biochemical parameters in organic lamb production. 45th Croatian and 5th International Symposium on Agriculture, 15–19 February 2010, Opatija, Croatia, 1014–1018, 2010b.
Antunović, Z., Novoselec, J., Klir, Ž., and Đidara, M.: Inclusion of peas as protein sources in the diet of dairy goats in organic breeding, Maced. J. Anim. Sci., 3, 63–67, 2013.
Antunović, Z., Novoselec, J., Sičaja, V., and Klir, Ž.: Pea (Pisum sativum L.) – an alternative source of protein in diets of sheep in organic farming, Krmiva, 58, 79–85, 2016.
Bonanno, A., Tornambe, G., Di Grigoli, A., Genna, V., Bellina, V., Di Miceli, G., and Giambalvo, D.: Effect of legume grains as a source of dietary protein on the quality of organic lamb meat, J. Sci. Food Agr., 92, 2870–2875,, 2012.
Short summary
As an alternative to soybean meal, which is a major source of proteins in animals' diets, and recently excluded from diets of animals in organic farming due to dubious quality and origin, we used pea grain (Pisum sativum subsp. sativum) in lambs' diets. With the addition of this valuable protein source, in the present research, production traits, fatty acid profile of meat, and blood parameters did not change.