Carcass and muscle yields of ostriches as influenced by genotype

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dc.contributor.author Hoffman, L. C.
dc.contributor.author Brand, M. M.
dc.contributor.author Muller, M.
dc.contributor.author Cloete, S. W. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-23T06:34:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-23T06:34:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Hoffman, L. C., Brand, M. M., Muller, M. & Cloete, S. W. P. 2007. Carcass and muscle yields of ostriches as influenced by genotype. South African Journal of Animal Science, 37(4), 256-260. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16438
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.sasas.co.za/ en_ZA
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT: Live, carcass, leg and muscle weight (kg) as well as dressing percentage were compared between South African Black (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) ostriches, purebred Zimbabwean Blue Neck (Struthio camelus australis) ostriches and the progeny of Zimbabwean Blue Neck males crossed with South African Black females, commercially slaughtered at 14 months of age. South African Black ostriches had the lowest live (84.9 kg) and carcass (43.3 kg) weights, compared to Zimbabwean Blue Necks (100.9 and 51.2 kg, respectively). In general, crossbred birds resembled Zimbabwean Blue Necks more closely for the quantitative meat traits. However, dressing percentage (51.1%) and yields of different carcass components (bone, leg) did not differ between genotypes. Six of the major muscles present in the ostrich leg (M. gastrocnemius, M. femorotibialis accessorius, M. iliotibialis cranialis, M. iliotibialis lateralis, M. iliofibularis and M. iliofemoralis) showed significant weight differences between genotypes, with South African Black ostriches yielding the lowest values. en_ZA
dc.format.extent p. 256-260
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Society for Animal Science en_ZA
dc.subject Struthio camelus en_ZA
dc.subject Ostriches -- Breeding en_ZA
dc.subject Crossbreeding en_ZA
dc.subject Carcass yields en_ZA
dc.subject Genotypes en_ZA
dc.subject Ostrich meat -- Yields en_ZA
dc.title Carcass and muscle yields of ostriches as influenced by genotype en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publishers' version en_ZA
dc.rights.holder South African Society for Animal Science en_ZA


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