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Rearing improvement in organic Maremmana beef production: “in vivo” performance and carcass characteristics.

Pauselli, Prof. Mariano; Mele, Prof. Marcello; Morbidini, Prof. Luciano; Cozza, Dr. Francesca and Pollicardo, Dr. Alice (2008) Rearing improvement in organic Maremmana beef production: “in vivo” performance and carcass characteristics. Poster at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

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Summary

“In vivo” performance and carcass characteristics of Maremmana young bulls and steers were evaluated during a three year extension service program based on the improvement of animal performance and the production of steers. Average slaughter ages were 568, 562 and 642 (P<0.01) days and the average slaughter weights were 494.2, 567.2 and 548.2 kgs (P<0.01) respectively for young bulls in the first and second trial year and steers in the third, with a dressing percentage of 52.3%, 53.6% and 54.82% (P<0.01) respectively. No significant differences were found in carcass conformation and fatness scores which were similar to those found by other authors in the same breed reared in similar conditions.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Key words: Maremmana breed, Organic beef production, carcass characteristics
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR > 3.1 Husbandry and breeding- ruminants
Deposited By: Pauselli, Associate Professor Mariano
ID Code:12237
Deposited On:02 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alfldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lck, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Hgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) .Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 . 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/13672 and http://orgprints.org/13674

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