Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 46 issue 2 (june 2012) : 121 - 126

A STUDY ON CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF MAHABUBNAGAR GOATS*

B. Ekambaram, B.R. Gupta, M. Gnana Prakash, K. Sudhakar, V.R. Reddy
1College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateshwara University, Hyderabad-500 030, India
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Cite article:- Ekambaram B., Gupta B.R., Prakash Gnana M., Sudhakar K., Reddy V.R. (2024). A STUDY ON CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF MAHABUBNAGAR GOATS*. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 46(2): 121 - 126. doi: .
Eight male Mahabubnagar goats were slaughtered to study the meat production potential and carcass traits. The dressing percentages based on pre-slaughter weight and empty body weight were 44.60 ± 0.95 and 59.74 ± 1.07, while the average pre-slaughter weight, empty body weight and hot carcass weights were 24.36 ± 1.00, 18.29 ± 1.09 and 10.90 ± 0.60 kg respectively. The mean edible and inedible organs weight were 0.81 ± 0.02 and 6.97±0.25 kg respectively.  The mean weight of  primal cuts of carcass  i.e., leg, loin, rack, neck and shoulder, breast and fore shank were 3.75 ± 0.28, 1.10 ± 0.04, 0.97 ± 0.05, and 2.91 ± 0.17 and 2.21 ± 0.12 kg respectively. High proportion of meat in neck and shoulder (70.97 %), bone in rack (37.33%) and fat in loin (5.71 %) regions of primal cuts were noticed. The pre-slaughter weight and dressing percentages were correlated positively and significantly with all the primal cuts except loin.  The pre-slaughter weight significantly contributed to the prediction of total edible organs, total inedible organs and different primal cuts.
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