Carcass weight, meat yield and meat cuts from Arado, Boran, Barka, Raya cattle breeds in Ethiopia

Show simple item record Mummed, Y.Y. Webb, E.C. (Edward Cottington) 2020-04-28T09:34:26Z 2020-04-28T09:34:26Z 2019-11
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted with the objective to evaluate carcass weight, meat yield and primal meat cuts of beef from Arado, Boran, Barka, Raya and nondescript cattle breeds slaughtered at export abattoirs in Ethiopia. Data was collected from Abergelle and Melgawendo export abattoirs in 2011. The result of the study revealed that the average live weight, warm carcass weight, cold carcass weight and warm dressing percentage of cattle slaughtered at the abattoirs studied were 241.41±0.37 kg, 106.93±0.21 kg, 101.19±0.18 kg and 44.21±0.05%, respectively. Live weight, carcass weight and dressing percentage were differ (P < 0.001) between abattoirs, seasons and breeds of cattle slaughtered. Average meat yield and yield percentage of cattle slaughtered at Abergelle abattoir was 61.56±0.94 kg and 67.81±0.33%, respectively. Meat yield and weight of primal meat cuts were different (P < 0.001) between breeds of cattle. Yield percentage was significantly (p < 0.05) different between seasons. Retailed meat yield was significantly predicted (R2 = 88.1%) from slaughter weights, Topside (R2 = 77.86), Silverside (75.64), Knuckle (R2 = 70.13), Striploin (R2 = 70.73), Tenderloin (R2 = 61.33), Shank (R2 = 64.55) and Rumpcap (R2 = 64.48). From the study it was concluded that Boran cattle was better in dressing percentage compared to most cattle breeds in Africa while the dressing percentage and meat yield of Arado, Barka and Raya breeds were less than the percent and yield reported for other zebu cattle in Africa. A strategy should be devised to improve the carcass weight, dressing percentage and retail able meat yield from local cattle in Ethiopia. en_ZA
dc.description.department Animal and Wildlife Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship University of Pretoria and Haramaya University. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mummed, Y.Y. & Webb, E.C. 2019, 'Carcass weight, meat yield and meat cuts from Arado, Boran, Barka, Raya cattle breeds in Ethiopia', Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 11, no. 18, pp. 45-51 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1916-9752 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1916-9760 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.5539/jas.v11n18p45
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education en_ZA
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dc.subject Carcass weight en_ZA
dc.subject Ethiopia en_ZA
dc.subject Raya cattle breed en_ZA
dc.subject Barka cattle breed en_ZA
dc.subject Meat yield en_ZA
dc.subject Boran cattle breed en_ZA
dc.subject Arado cattle breed en_ZA
dc.subject Meat cuts en_ZA
dc.title Carcass weight, meat yield and meat cuts from Arado, Boran, Barka, Raya cattle breeds in Ethiopia en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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