Volume 60, Issue 1

Volume : 60
Issue : 1
   
Authors : Božidarka MARKOVIĆ, Milena BJELANOVIĆ, Goran VUČIĆ, Per BERG and Bjorg EGELANDSDAL
Title : COMPARISON OF CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS AND MEAT QUALITY OF NORWEGIAN WHITE SHEEP BREED WITH TWO WESTERN BALKAN PRAMENKA SHEEP BREEDS
Abstract : The aim of this study was comparison of the carcasses and meat quality parameters of three sheep breeds - two local breeds from Western Balkan countries and one from Norway. Musculus Longissimus Dorsi (MLD) samples from 44 sheep carcasses of three different breeds, 4-5 year old, were analyzed: Vlashichka Pramenka breed (VP) from Bosnia & Herzegovina (n=15), Pivska Pramenka breed (PP) from Montenegro (n=15) and Norwegian White Sheep (NWS) from Norway (n=14). The carcasses of PP and VP were randomly selected based on conformation of classes, while carcasses of NWS were selected only from class O. VP breed had less average carcass weight (25 kg) than PP and NWS breeds (27.3 and 30.4 kg, respectively), but higher average point of carcass conformation (7.9) than PP and NWS, where it was 5.3 and 5.0. Both breeds from West Balkan countries (VP and PP) had more fat on carcasses than Norwegian white sheep. VP breed had the more tender meat (38.6 N/cm2), than PP (47.8) and NWS (52.4), while the color stability was highest for the PP breed.
For citation : Božidarka MARKOVIĆ, Milena BJELANOVIĆ, Goran VUČIĆ, Per BERG and Bjorg EGELANDSDAL (2014): COMPARISON OF CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS AND MEAT QUALITY OF NORWEGIAN WHITE SHEEP BREED WITH TWO WESTERN BALKAN PRAMENKA SHEEP BREEDS. Agriculture & Forestry, Vol. 60. Issue 1: 53-61, 2014, Podgorica
Keywords : sheep breeds, carcass conformation, meat quality parameters
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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