Carcass composition and meat characteristic of male and female rabbits

Kuzelov, Aco and Atanasova, Elena (2011) Carcass composition and meat characteristic of male and female rabbits. In: Agricultural sciences, Plovdiv.

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A study was carried out on the yield, carcass composition and characteristics of meat of 11 male and 11 female rabbits. For 77 days the rabbits were kept under identical conditions and were fed with compound feed containing 18% crude protein. An average pre-slaughter live weight of the males of 2,462 +/- (0,15)g and 2,472+/-(0,17)g of the females was achieved during the fattening period. The average participation of the clean carcass with and without the head compared to the live mass before slaughtering was 55.76+/-(0,22)% and 50.77+/-(0,20)% for the males, and 55.92+/-(0.24)% and 51.52+/-(0.19)% for the females.
Compared to the mass of the clean carcass with head on of the female rabbits the pelvic-thing part participated with 30.67%, the flank part with 29.04%, the forelegs with 21.94% and the neck-breast part with 18.35%. The participation of the parts from male rabbit was as follows: the pelvic-thigh part 30.52%, the flank part 28.52%, the forelegs 21.88% and the neck-breast part 19.08%. The participation of the muscle tissue in the mass of the clean carcass without the head was 76.45+/-(2.18)% for the males and 75.70+/-(2.17)% for the females.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rabbits, carcass composition, meat characteristic, live weight
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Animal and dairy science
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Aco Kuzelov
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 07:34
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 09:20

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