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Influence of feeding systems on cortisol levels, fat colour and instrumental meat quality in light lambs
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Carrasco، نويسنده , , S. and Panea، نويسنده , , B. and Ripoll، نويسنده , , G. and Sanz-Andres، نويسنده , , A. and Joy، نويسنده , , M.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Forty-eight lambs were fed as follows: GR, lambs and dams grazed perennial pasture; GR+S, the same as GR except that lambs had access to concentrate; DRL-GRE, lambs in drylot and dams in rationed grazing; DRL, lambs with dams were stall-fed. DRL-GRE and DRL lambs were weaned at 45 days of age. Lambs were slaughtered when they reached 22–24 kg of live weight. Plasma cortisol concentration was determined three times before slaughter. Subcutaneous fat and meat colour, and texture were analysed. fferent levels of cortisol did not affect meat quality. Both grazing systems gave yellower subcutaneous fat and redder muscles than drylot lambs. Differences between systems relating to colour and texture of the meat disappeared with ageing time, which supports the idea that grazing systems are a good alternative in order to offer similar meat to that coming from drylot systems to which consumers are accustomed. Subcutaneous fat colour was a suitable method to discriminate between grazing and drylot systems, but not within them.
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Grazing lambs , Indoor lambs , Colour , Traceability , Texture
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Meat Science
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