A STUDY ON CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF MAHABUBNAGAR GOATS*

Article Id: ARCC428 | Page : 121 - 126
Citation :- A STUDY ON CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF MAHABUBNAGAR GOATS*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2012.(46): 121 - 126
B. Ekambaram, B.R. Gupta, M. Gnana Prakash, K. Sudhakar and V.R. Reddy
Address : College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateshwara University, Hyderabad-500 030, India

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Mahabubnagar goats Carcass traits Primal cuts Composition.

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