Carcass quality of bulls from crossbreeding Czech Pied with Holstein-Friesian and Dutch Black Pied cattle, fattened to 600 kg body weight

Zupka, Z.; Kubin, J.; Vana, J.; Subrt, J.; Svoboda, J.; Cizek, J.

Zivocisna Vyroba 30(8): 725-732

1985


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-4847
Accession: 001312685

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Abstract
For 10 Czech Pied (CP), 20 Holstein-Friesian (HF) X (HF X CP), 21 first backcrosses of CP to Dutch Black Pied, and 19 three-breed crossbred bulls (12.5% CP-43.75% HF-43.75% DBP), slaughter weight averaged 644.3, 650.4, 628.2 and 654.4 kg resp., internal fat weight as a percentage of carcass weight 2.7, 3.8, 3.8 and 3.5, and lean:fat ratio 20.4:1, 14.5:1, 14.6:1 and 15.8:1. For the 3-breed crossbreds and the 3 remaining groups together, carcass weight averaged 366.0 and 368.3 kg resp., the percentage of lean 77.1 and 75.6, the percentage of bone 17.6 and 18.6, lean in the 3-rib cut 64.1 and 61.2%, and fat in the 3-rib cut 8.8 and 15.1%, the difference in fat content being significant. Protein percentage in the lean averaged 20.6 and 21.2.