Articles | Volume 63, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 337–344, 2020
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 337–344, 2020

Original study 14 Sep 2020

Original study | 14 Sep 2020

Physical quality characteristics of breast and leg meat of slow- and fast-growing broilers raised in different housing systems

Melahat Özbek et al.

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We measured physical meat quality of a slow-growing broiler as an alternative to fast-growing broiler, and we used slatted floor housing and free-range production as alternatives to conventional deep litter. Taking into account genotype × housing system interactions for meat pH and shear force traits, a fast-growing broiler may be more appropriate for fully slated housing and a slow-growing broiler may be more suitable for a free-range housing system.