Slaughter and carcass characteristics of Kivircik lambs in different rearing seasons


YALÇINTAN H., ÖZTÜRK N., KEÇİCİ P. D. , EKİZ B., KOÇAK Ö., YILMAZ A.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.68, sa.1, ss.91-95, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.33988/auvfd.651527
  • Dergi Adı: ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.91-95

Özet

The aim of this study was to determine the slaughter and carcass characteristics of Kivircik lambs reared in different seasons. A Total of 36 Kivircik male lambs, which were reared in different seasons, were used in the study; autumn rearing (AR, n= 12 lambs), spring-summer rearing (SSR, n= 12 lambs), winter rearing (WR, n= 12 lambs). All the lambs in a specific rearing season were slaughtered at approximately 134 days old. Pre-slaughter live weight, hot carcass weight and real dressing percentage for WR, SSR and AR groups were 27.97, 20.65, and 21.70 kg; 12.94, 7.83, and 8.87 kg, and 55.15, 50.25, and 50.05%, respectively (P < 0.001). WR lambs had significantly higher carcass and hind limb compactness score as well as ribs percentage than SSR and AR lambs (P < 0.001). The results indicated that lambs from WR group had better carcass characteristics than lambs from AR and SSR groups.