EFFECT OF GLYCOL ADMINISTERED TO YOUNG BULLS BEFORE TRANSPORTATION ON BEEF QUALITY
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2005;55(Special issue 1s):95–98
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The studies were carried out in 2005 on 21 young Black-and-White bulls. The animals were divided into two groups: experimental (10 bulls) and control (11 bulls). The young bulls from the first group were given 250 mL glycol before transportation. Forty five minutes after the slaughter of animals, pH of m. longissimus dorsi was measured. After 48 h of cooling pH was assayed again and a meat sample was collected from m. longissimus dorsi at the last thoracic vertebrae for further analysis. The samples were analysed for dry matter, protein, fat and ash contents. Water holding capacity (WHC) was also assessed with the use of Grau and Hamm method. The application of glycol before transportation of young bulls did not affect meat composition, WHC nor m. longissimus dorsi pH after slaughter, however pH of m. longissimus dorsi decreased significantly after 48 h of cooling.
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