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Effects of breed and castration on conformation, classification, tissue distribution, composition and quality of lamb carcasses



Effects of breed and castration on conformation, classification, tissue distribution, composition and quality of lamb carcasses



Journal of Animal Science 58(6): 1343-1357



40 lambs (Suffolk, Finnish Landrace and their reciprocal crosses) were used in the investigation. Five castrated and five non-castrated lambs from each group were slaughtered at 120 days of age. At slaughter, Suffolk lambs were significantly heavier than Finnish Landrace (FL) lambs. Daily gains of crossbred lambs were significantly superior (10% heterosis) to those of FL lambs, and were similar to those of Suffolk lambs.

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