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Slaughter characteristics of N'Dama cattle in Sierra Leone



Slaughter characteristics of N'Dama cattle in Sierra Leone



Tropical Agriculture 52(1): 53-57



The study was of N'Dama cattle, 233 bulls, 149 bullocks and 72 cows. Classes of stock did not differ in proportions of liver, kidney, offals or feet. Hot carcass weights were 48.7, 50.2 and 46.6% of liveweight. The males had larger area of eye muscle/unit shrunk liveweight than the cows and area/unit hot carcass weight was greatest in bulls.

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