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Carcass and meat quality of different pig genotypes in an organic extensive outdoor fatting system

Weissmann, Friedrich; Fischer, Klaus and Biedermann, Günter (2006) Carcass and meat quality of different pig genotypes in an organic extensive outdoor fatting system. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Carcass, meat, and fat quality were evaluated of 37 castrates of 4 different genotypes [Pi*Du*GLR (10), Pi*AS (7), Du (10), Du*GLR (10)] kept on grass clover and fed with coarse meal made up of farm grown cereal and grain legumes without optimising the amount of amino acids and their relation to the energy content. Due to the energy surplus in the diet and in relation to the diminishing muscularity of the genotypes (corresponding to the above-mentioned sequence) lean meat contents were on a low level whereas intramuscular fat contents increased distinctly. Sensory meat quality was only at a medium level and did not differ noticeably between the genotypes. It is concluded that adipose carcasses associated with increased intramuscular fat contents do not lead automatically to higher sensory meat qualities. Therefore the system boundaries of organic pig fattening cannot be used without further efforts supplying market niches for pork of high eating quality.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 7: Development of livestock production systems
Deposited By: Weißmann, Dr. Friedrich
ID Code:7080
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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