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Carcass composition and physicochemical and sensory attributes of breast and leg meat from native Mexican guajolote (Meleagris g. gallopavo) as influenced by sex
Tecnológico Nacional de México, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Calkiní, 24206 Calkiní, Campeche, Mexico
Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, 56230 Montecillo, Estado de México, Mexico
José Guadalupe Herrera-Haro
Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, 56230 Montecillo, Estado de México, Mexico
Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Campeche, 24450 Champotón, Campeche, Mexico
Jacinto Efrén Ramírez-Bribiesca
Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Montecillo, 56230 Montecillo, Estado de México, Mexico
CONACYT, Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Campeche, 24450 Champotón, Campeche, Mexico
Alfonso Juventino Chay-Canul
División Académica de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, 86280 Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
Francisco Antonio Cigarroa-Vázquez
Escuela de Estudios Agropecuarios Mezcalapa, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, 29622 Copainalá, Chiapas, Mexico
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Ping Jiang, Ambreen Iqbal, Zhiqian Cui, Haibin Yu, and Zhihui Zhao
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 357–370,Short summary
We present a novel study of the effect of bta-miR-33a on lipid metabolism in bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMECs). The correlation between bta-miR-33a and target gene ELOVL6 is also verified by a luciferase reporter assay. We show that bta-miR-33a directly inhibits the expression of ELOVL6 in BMECs, altering the mRNA expression of relative genes. This suggest that bta-miR-33a regulates lipid metabolism by targeting ELOVL6, which might be a potential molecular marker of milk fat composition.
Chuwen Chen, Jie Li, and Zhixiong Li
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 275–284,Short summary
To investigate the effects of miR-499-5p on muscle metabolism in broiler chickens, we assigned 16 broiler chicks to the control group and treatment group and then monitored the effects using metabolomics. A total of 76 differential metabolites were identified, and these metabolites were primarily involved with the regulation of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.
Yanzhi Wu, Yu Zhang, Yuting Qin, Weidong Cai, Xinjiang Zhang, Yanan Xu, Xingtang Dou, Zhanhong Wang, Di Han, Jiaming Wang, Guangyu Lin, Lingling Wang, Jianjun Hao, Shuqing Fu, Rui Chen, Yinggang Sun, Zhixian Bai, Ming Gu, and Zeying Wang
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 145–155,Short summary
Our research tried new ideas and measured the milk production performance of cashmere goats and found that the nutritional indicators of milk of Liaoning cashmere goats were excellent, laying a theoretical foundation for the future development of breeding to cashmere goats. At the same time, it also provides theoretical support for producers and can screen individual genotypes based on the experimental results during seed selection, thereby improving production performance to a certain extent.
Katarzyna Ząbek, Jan Miciński, Stanisław Milewski, and Alicja Sobczak
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 437–445,Short summary
Packaging methods (vacuum packaging and modified atmosphere packaging) allow for maintaining high-quality meat during a long period of storage (30 d) under refrigeration conditions. An interaction between the storage time, packaging method, and mesophilic aerobic bacteria and coliform counts was observed. Storage time affected the number of aerobic psychrotrophic bacteria, redness, pH, shear force value, and desirability of the meat's aroma and taste.
Nikola Čobanović, Saša Novaković, Igor Tomašević, and Nedjeljko Karabasil
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 425–435,Short summary
This study investigated the interactive effects of weather conditions, transportation time and loading density on carcass damages and meat quality traits of pigs. Pigs exposed to short transportation at low space allocation during hot weather conditions produced the lowest pork quality. Pigs exposed to short transportation at high loading density during cold weather conditions produced the highest pork quality. Hence, weather and transport conditions are of great importance for the pork quality.
Justyna Batkowska, Kamil Drabik, Małgorzata Karwowska, Umair Ahsan, Ifrah Raza, Agnieszka Adamczuk, and Beata Horecka
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 325–334,Short summary
The aim of this study was to assess the performance and meat quality of meat-type guinea fowl fed commercial diets under two different feeding programs similar to those for turkeys and broilers. Findings of the study suggest that these diets can be used in meat-type guinea fowl rearing without affecting the productive traits and meat quality. However, due to the lower price of chicken feed (due to lower protein content), its use seems to be more justified from an economic point of view.
Aurelia Radzik-Rant and Karolina Wiercińska
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 157–165,Short summary
In this work, alpaca wool thickness and medullation characteristics were analyzed based on the animals' sex and color. The wool of females was thinner and had a lower medullation percentage than for males. The share of non-medullated fibers in the area up to 30 µm was also greater in the wool of females than for males. Light wool was thinner and had a lower degree of medullation than dark wool. The discontinuous and continuous medullated light fibers were thinner than those of dark fibers.
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,Short summary
The lipid analysis of commercial lamb meat, from the two main Moroccan production areas Middle Atlas and highlands of eastern Morocco, was conducted. The fatty acid profiles of the sheep meats analyzed showed polyunsaturated fatty acid richness, balanced polyunsaturated / saturated fatty acid ratios, and desirable fatty acid richness. The present study provides new insights into the nutritional value of intramuscular fat of four Moroccan sheep meats reared in an outdoor production system.
Yathreb Yagoubi, Samir Smeti, Ilyes Mekki, Juan Ramón Bertolín, Guillermo Ripoll, Margalida Joy, Mokhtar Mahouachi, and Naziha Atti
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 431–439,Short summary
Recently, consumers have been seeking natural and healthy products such as meat rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, beneficial for health with decreasing the saturated fatty acids. Then, to enhance the meat quality, some nutritional strategies were considered such as using the residues of aromatic and medicinal plants. Then, the use of rosemary residues in lamb feeding increased the polyunsaturated fatty acid, n-6 and n-3 contents and reduced the saturation index in muscles and adipose tissues.
Aurelia Radzik-Rant, Witold Rant, Gabriela Sosnowiec, Marcin Świątek, Roman Niżnikowski, and Żaneta Szymańska
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 423–430,Short summary
In an experiment the longissimus lumborum and gluteus medius muscles were collected from lambs of two genotypes to analyse physico-chemical traits, fatty acid profile, taurine, carnosine, and L-carnitine. Results showed a greater impact of the lamb’s genotype on physical traits of meat than on its chemical composition and content of bioactive components. Muscle type had an effect on meat colour; collagen content; fatty acid profile; and the amount of taurine, carnosine, and L-carnitine.
Kathrin Elbert, Neal Matthews, Ralf Wassmuth, and Jens Tetens
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 367–376,Short summary
Here, we investigated the effect of sire line on growth performance and carcass traits of crossbred offspring under standardized environmental conditions. Pigs sired by a synthetic line showed benefits in fattening performance and Piétrain crossbreeds were characterized by a better carcass value. The synthetic line is preferable in terms of the number of fatting pigs per fattening place and year, while the Piétrain line provides increased leanness and carcass cuts.
Melahat Özbek, Metin Petek, and Sena Ardıçlı
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 337–344,Short summary
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.
Anna Kasprzyk and Joanna Bogucka
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 293–301,
Ana Kaić, Ante Kasap, Ivan Širić, and Boro Mioč
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 277–281,Short summary
This study aimed to assess drip loss measurements in mutton taken by different methods (EZ and bag, BM) and their relationship with pH values and color. Mutton samples originating from 20 ewes of Istrian sheep were used to examine the effect of the method on drip loss after 24 and 48 h. EZ and BM method in mutton do not provide equivalent results for measuring drip loss. Comparisons of the results obtained with different methods should be avoided or at least performed with great precaution.
Andrzej Junkuszew, Paulina Nazar, Michał Milerski, Milan Margetin, Piotr Brodzki, and Konrad Bazewicz
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 261–268,Short summary
The aim of this study was to compare the chemical composition and fatty acid content of the muscle tissues of lambs and adult sheep. The results support the inclusion of dietitian-recommended mutton into the human diet and the promotion of the production of meat from adult animals as a high-value product. The sheep industry could benefit economically, particularly in countries where this meat type has not enjoyed a high standing in consumer preferences.
Snežana Ivanović, Marija Pavlović, Ivan Pavlović, Aleksandra Tasić, Jelena Janjić, and Milan Ž. Baltić
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 219–229,
Dariusz Kokoszyński, Anna Wilkanowska, Henrieta Arpášová, and Cyril Hrnčár
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 137–144,Short summary
The study used 46 Muscovy and 44 mule ducks. The analysed ducks of different genotype differed significantly in the water content, sodium content, and redness of breast muscles; in the water, fat, and zinc content of leg muscles; and in the sodium, iron, and copper content of liver. The sex of birds had a significant effect on the mineral content (Na, K, P, Mg, Zn, Fe, Cu) of liver and leg muscles (except for iron and zinc) and on the sodium content of the breast muscle.
Paula Maas, Beata Grzegrzółka, Philipp Kreß, Martin Oberle, Michael Judas, and Prisca Valerie Kremer-Rücker
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 69–80,Short summary
Carp is one of the most important fish in aquaculture. For future breeding programs, precise phenotyping is required. CT technology has been used to predict body composition in mirror carps. Back fat has proven to be a suitable parameter for predicting the fillet fat content. The volume calculation of back fat provides better results than a two-dimensional thickness measurement of back fat. The fillet yield can be predicted with moderate results by CT-based thickness measurements of the fillet.
Alberto Horcada, Oliva Polvillo, Pedro González-Redondo, Adoración López, David Tejerina, and Susana García-Torres
Arch. Anim. Breed., 63, 45–52,Short summary
In Spain, young bulls are slaughtered about 14 months. After slaughter, the carcasses remain in the slaughterhouse for less than 7 d. The present work collects this information and makes an attempt to analyse the response of the meat during the first 7 d of maturation to the oxidation of the fatty acids. Natural antioxidants in beef ensure fatty acid stability during first 7 d postmortem. Beef from pasture-fed meat includes a higher natural antioxidant content than grain-fed meat.
Anna Kasprzyk, Joanna Stadnik, and Dariusz Stasiak
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 597–604,Short summary
Wild boar meat can be used as a culinary meat, while lighter carcasses have better nutritional value. The carcass weight and the muscle of wild boars affected the physicochemical properties of the meat, causing differences in the water holding capacity, shear force, meat brightness, content of hem-dyes, protein, fat and water, thus changing the technological usability and nutritional properties of meat.
Hourad Ghoreishi, Sadegh Fathi-Yosefabad, Jalal Shayegh, and Abolfazl Barzegari
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 565–570,Short summary
Goat breeds in Iran are various. People use goat products for food in addition to clothing. Among goat breeds, the Markhoz (Iranian Angora) is one of the most notable in the northwest of Iran (mainly the Kurdistan region) with valuable mohair. The purpose of this study was to search for a way to genetically improve reproduction as well as fertility to increase their population. Based on the results of this research, a high-fecundity doe can be screened; hence flock parturition will improve.
Alan Agius, Grazia Pastorelli, and Everaldo Attard
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 517–525,Short summary
The research was carried out on cows fed with a conventional or green fodder diet in order to determine the physicochemical characteristics and mineral content in milk. The data show similar results except for the fat content, which is higher in milk coming from cows fed with hydroponic barley. Minerals were in the range reported elsewhere. The hydroponic fodder system seems to be an ideal solution in places where it is not possible to grow fresh fodder or where pasture grazing is nonexistent.
Edyta Szymanek, Katarzyna Andraszek, Dorota Banaszewska, Kamil Drabik, and Justyna Batkowska
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 431–436,Short summary
The results of this research indicate that eggs from organic farming have a richer chemical composition in terms of the content of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and zinc compared with eggs obtained from caged hens. Therefore, consumers purchasing eggs should consider the system in which the hens were reared, as eggs can be a valuable source of these elements in the diet.
Witold Rant, Aurelia Radzik-Rant, Marcin Świątek, Roman Niżnikowski, Żaneta Szymańska, Magdalena Bednarczyk, Emil Orłowski, Anna Morales-Villavicencio, and Magdalena Ślęzak
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 383–391,Short summary
The research was carried out on lamb meat to determine the physicochemical characteristics and oxidative stability of lipids. The analysis was performed on fresh and 14 d aged longissimus lumborum and gluteus medius muscles. The meat aging determined all physicochemical features except protein and fat content. The tenderness of meat was better in muscles aged for 14 d. The muscles differed in the degree of lipid peroxidation in both fresh and aged meat.
Anna Wyrostek, Stefania Kinal, Bożena Patkowska-Sokoła, Robert Bodkowski, Paulina Cholewińska, and Katarzyna Czyż
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 99–105,Short summary
Sulfur amino acids, such as methionine, and minerals, such as zinc, are the most important nutrients affecting wool production. This study evaluated an effect of zinc and methionine supplementation on Merino ewes wool features and zinc content in wool fibers. Wool fibers' length, thickness, breaking force and zinc content were higher in the supplemented group. Histological structure of fibers from both groups did not differ. The results are beneficial from the processing point of view.
Yüksel Aksoy, Ümran Çiçek, Uğur Şen, Emre Şirin, Mustafa Uğurlu, Alper Önenç, Mehmet Kuran, and Zafer Ulutaş
Arch. Anim. Breed., 62, 41–48,
Robertas Juodka, Remigijus Juska, Violeta Juskiene, Raimondas Leikus, Daiva Stankeviciene, and Rasa Nainiene
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 293–303,Short summary
The study was carried out to investigate the effects of Camelina and hempseed cakes in the diets of ducks on the intramuscular fatty acid profile. Our study showed that supplementing Camelina cake in duck diets makes it possible to develop functional food, i.e. meat with a significantly higher content of ALA, total n-3 PUFA and the lowest ratios of n-6 / n-3 fatty acids in muscles. Duck diet with hempseed cake produces exceptional quality meat with an enriched content of n-6 GLA.
Kamil Drabik, Patrycja Chabroszewska, Kostiantyn Vasiukov, Agnieszka Adamczuk, and Justyna Batkowska
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 285–292,Short summary
Glycerol, a by-product of biodiesel production, is non-toxic to humans and environment. With the increase in demand for fuels obtained from biomass, the amount of glycerine waste increases. There are many ways to dispose it (pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical industry), but its utilization is still insufficient. Due to the fact that glycerine is a safe, cheap and easy to apply substance, the possibility of using it on a large scale in the aspect of chicken eggs storage seems to be possible.
Mehmet Nur Çiftsüren and Suna Akkol
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 279–284,Short summary
This study was conducted to determine inner egg quality characteristics using external egg quality characteristics and to select variables in order to obtain the simplest model using ridge, LASSO and elastic net. The goodness of fit values of the regression estimating equations for egg yolk weight were 58.34 %, 59.17 % and 59.11 % using the ridge, LASSO and elastic net methods, respectively; for egg albumen weight they were 75.60 % for ridge, 75.94 % for LASSO and 75.81 % for elastic net.
Paulina Pogorzelska-Przybyłek, Zenon Nogalski, Monika Sobczuk-Szul, Cezary Purwin, and Dorota Kubiak
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 253–261,Short summary
The quantity and quality of beef can be increased through crossing beef bulls with dairy cows. This experiment was conducted to compare carcass traits in young bulls and steers, produced by crossing Holstein-Friesian cows with Hereford bulls. Meat from steers had higher intramuscular fat content and was tenderer and juicier than meat from bulls. Steer IMF was characterized by a more desirable n-6 / n-3 PUFA ratio. Beef from steers is a good choice for consumers who appreciate high-quality meat.
Aurelia Radzik-Rant, Witold Rant, Roman Niżnikowski, Marcin Świątek, Żaneta Szymańska, Magdalena Ślęzak, and Tomasz Niemiec
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 245–251,Short summary
Wet brewers grain (WBG) is successfully used in animal nutrition, especially in ruminants. The low cost of this fodder also has a positive impact on the economics of production. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the addition of WBG to lamb feed on growth, slaughter value and meat quality. Lambs fed WBG were characterized by higher daily gains and better meat quality. The results indicate that WBG could be used in slaughter lamb production as a source of cheap fodder.
Antoni Brodacki, Justyna Batkowska, Anna Stępniowska, Eliza Blicharska, and Kamil Drabik
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 109–113,
Ondrej Debrecéni, Petra Lípová, Ondřej Bučko, Aleksandra Cebulska, and Wojciech Kapelánski
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 99–107,Short summary
In recent years, there has been a current trend in the pork market to create products based on traditional specialities, where technology such as drying, smoking and fermentation of products is used. For this reason the aim of study was to compare the genotypes from Slovakia and Poland. Genotypes from Poland are more suitable than those from Slovakia for the breeding and production of special meat products due to acceptable fattening and carcass parameters as well as the meat quality.
Philipp C. Muth and Anne Valle Zárate
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 427–437,Short summary
It has been stressed that increasing the growth velocity and muscle mass in chickens possibly resulted in trade-offs regarding product quality. Therefore, this research aimed at comparing the breast meat quality of chickens with divergent growth rates. The results suggest that selection on high growth rates could be associated with increased pH when the body weight of fast-growing birds reaches about 40 to 60 % of their growth potential and, possibly, also with increased cooking loss.
Hulya Yalcintan, Bulent Ekiz, Omur Kocak, Nursen Dogan, P. Dilara Akin, and Alper Yilmaz
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 225–233,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.
Ewa Sosin-Bzducha and Michał Puchała
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 191–198,
Stanisław Winnicki, Zbigniew Sobek, Ryszard Kujawiak, Jerzy Jugowar, Anna Nienartowicz-Zdrojewska, and Jolanta Różańska-Zawieja
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 19–26,Short summary
A study was conducted on the effect of separated manure as bedding material on milk quality as manifested in the somatic cell count. Cows were maintained in a loose barn in cubicles bedded with fresh separated cattle manure (SCM) with 40 % solids content. Analyses were conducted on 242 primiparous Black-and-White PHF cows in the course of a 305-day lactation. Conducted analyses showed that SCM as bedding in cow cubicles had no effect on somatic cell counts in milk of primiparous cows.
Vladimir M. Tomović, Radoslav Šević, Marija Jokanović, Branislav Šojić, Snežana Škaljac, Tatjana Tasić, Predrag Ikonić, Mateja Lušnic Polak, Tomaž Polak, and Lea Demšar
Arch. Anim. Breed., 59, 401–415,
Nikola Stanišić, Nenad Parunović, Slaviša Stajić, Milica Petrović, Čedomir Radović, Dušan Živković, and Maja Petričević
Arch. Anim. Breed., 59, 159–166,Short summary
We examined the differences in the colour of meat during 6 days of storage between commercial (Swedish Landrace) and traditional (Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa) pig breeds. In conclusion, the meat from the free-range Swallow-bellied Mangalitsa pigs had better colour stability for 6 days of refrigerator vacuum storage compared to the meat from the modern pig breed, and our recommendation is to age this meat if it is intended to be marketed as high-quality pork.
D. Knecht and K. Duziński
Arch. Anim. Breed., 59, 51–57,
A. J. Rozbicka-Wieczorek, A. Radzik-Rant, W. Rant, B. Kuczyńska, and M. Czauderna
Arch. Anim. Breed., 58, 395–401,Short summary
Milk produced by two non-dairy breeds, i. e., Żelaźnieńska and Wrzosówka sheep, maintained under the same nutritional conditions, did not differ in terms of the amount of basic components. Higher amounts of PUFAs n-3, a more favorable ratio of n-6/n-3 and a lower level of cholesterol were observed in milk of the more primitive breed (i.e. Wrzosówka). We suggest that non-dairy breeds can provide high-quality milk that can positively affect the carcass quality of lambs slaughtered at low weight.
A. Kasprzyk, M. Tyra, and M. Babicz
Arch. Anim. Breed., 58, 379–385,
M. Palazzo, F. Vizzarri, M. Nardoia, S. Ratti, G. Pastorelli, and D. Casamassima
Arch. Anim. Breed., 58, 355–364,Short summary
In recent years considerable attention has been focused on the use of natural compounds in animal feeding due to consumer demand. This study shows that the natural extract of Lippia citriodora (main compound verbascoside) has the potential to improve rabbit meat in order to produce functional food, without altering the chemical and physical characteristics of meat.
E. Viturro, M. Schlattl, H. Kienberger, M. Rychlik, M. W. Pfaffl, and K. Frölich
Arch. Anim. Breed., 58, 351–353,Short summary
The present short communication presents a comparison between the milk fat composition of four old sheep breeds. From all studied candidates, and when compared with modern breeds employed in the dairy industry, the Walachian breed was determined to have the most suitable milk composition regarding human health.
K. F. Schiller, S. Preuss, S. Kaffarnik, W. Vetter, M. Rodehutscord, and J. Bennewitz
Arch. Anim. Breed., 58, 159–163,Short summary
Sheep odour and flavour in lamb is associated with lower consumer acceptance. Branched-chain fatty acids (BCFAs), analysed in muscle and adipose tissue of lamb chops tested for sensory traits, are possible reasons. Contents in muscle tissue were very low. The correlations between BCFAs of adipose tissue and sensory traits were not significant. It seems likely that BCFA contents were too low and/or other substances were involved in causing the lamb flavour detected through sensory analysis.
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The aim of the study was to compare carcass composition and physicochemical and sensory attributes of breast and leg meat from native Mexican guajolote (Meleagris g. gallopavo) as influenced by sex. The results showed that, from a nutritional point of view, the meat from male guajolotes was preferable to that from females.
The aim of the study was to compare carcass composition and physicochemical and sensory...