WEIGHT IMPACT OF THE PEN-AR-LAN LINE FATTENERS ON THE SLAUGHTER VALUE AND MEAT QUALITY
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(Special issue 4C):511–515
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The goal of this research project was to compare selected traits of the slaughter value and meat quality of carcasses of the PEN-AR-LAN line fatteners of different pre-slaughter weights. The investigations were conducted on heavy fatteners of the mean net weight of 133.4 kg (95 fatteners), fatteners with the net weight of 113.6 kg (221 animals) and light fatteners of mean net weight of 103.5 kg (84 pigs). The weight increase of fatteners to about 133.0 kg failed to reduce significantly the meatiness of carcasses, although it exerted a significant impact on the size of cuts, increased marbling and improved physico-chemical and sensory traits of the meat and raw smoked loin.
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