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  • The effect of extensive feeding systems on growth rate, carcass traits, and meat quality of finishing lambs.

    Author(s) : Brito, G. F. dePonnampalam, E. N.Hopkins, D. L.

    Author Affiliation : Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, São Paulo State Uni., Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil.

    Author Email : gerlaneferreira@zootecnista.com.br

    Journal article : Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 2017 Vol.16 No.1 pp.23-38 ref.many

    Abstract : This review aims to summarize the relevant published information about the effectseffectsSubject Category: Properties
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    of extensive feeding systems on the carcass and meat qualitymeat qualitySubject Category: Properties
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    characteristics of lambslambsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    . Lambs finished in a feedlot or with supplementation under extensive systems exhibit faster growth rates, achieve target weights quicker, and produce heavier carcass weights when compared to grazinggrazingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    lambs. However, the literature also shows that finishingfinishingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    lambs on high-quality pasture can produce satisfactory growth rates without compromising carcass and meat quality traitstraitsSubject Category: Properties
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    . Lately, the consumer demand for products perceived as "healthy" and that are produced where animal welfareanimal welfareSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    is optimal under systems which do not impact negatively on the environment, has heightened the interest in lamb productionlamb productionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    under extensive systems. Lambs raised on pasture can meet many of these specifications. Also, lambs fed higher quality green pasture can produce meat with greater amounts of health-claimable omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acideicosapentaenoic acidSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    plus docosahexaenoic aciddocosahexaenoic acidSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    than feeding systems based on feedlot pelletspelletsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , grain, or dry pasture/strawstrawSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    . It is apparent that in some previous published research, the number of animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    allocated for each treatment, and the lack of replicates, makes it difficult to formulate a correct understanding of the effect of forages on lamb carcass and meat quality. Future research should concentrate on the effect of legume, improved pasture, and specialized forageforageSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    finishing systems on growth rategrowth rateSubject Category: Properties
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    , carcass traits, and nutritional value of meat using well-designed experiments with an adequate number of lambs and appropriate paddock replicates per treatment.

    ISSN : 1541-4337

    URL : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journa...

    Record Number : 20173135734

    Publisher : Wiley

    Location of publication : Boston

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : animal feedinganimal feedingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , animal welfareanimal welfareSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , characterizationcharacterizationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , consumer preferencesconsumer preferencesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , docosahexaenoic aciddocosahexaenoic acidSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , eicosapentaenoic acideicosapentaenoic acidSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , forageforageSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , growth rategrowth rateSubject Category: Properties
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    , lamb productionlamb productionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , livestock farminglivestock farmingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , meatmeatSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , nutrition programmesnutrition programmesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : animal rights, fattening, feeding programmes, feeding programs, grazing lands, nutrition programsnutrition programsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , nutritional value, polyunsaturated fatty acids, quality for nutrition

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