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Effect of weight on carcass merit of very heavy market ram lambs

Effect of weight on carcass merit of very heavy market ram lambs

Journal of Animal Science 43(6): 1218-1224

Regression analyses of compositional traits on hot carcass weight (HCW) were performed on 120 Suffolk, Hampshire and reciprocal cross ram lambs, slaughtered at av. ages of 26, 34 or 42 wk. 72 carcasses were subsampled for palatability traits and aroma of the cooked fat, and the data were analysed by regression and correlation procedures. HCW ranged from 16 to 51 kg, and the least-squares mean ( plus or minus SE) was 35.5 kg plus or minus 7.4 kg.

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DOI: 10.2527/jas1976.4361218x

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