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Effect of Wet Litter on Welfare, Performance and Carcass Yield in Broilers
A Dutch study has shown that broilers kept on wet litter not only had more footpad dermatitis but they also had poorer performance and defects that caused welfare issues and more condemnations than other birds kept on normal, dry litter....
Effects of Zinc in Diets with Ractopamine on Pig Growth and Carcase Characteristics
As in previous studies, the addition of ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) improved the growth and carcass performance of finishing pigs, according to C.B. Paulk and co-authors at the 2013 Kansas Swine Day. Adding zinc to the finisher diets containing RAC...
Can Meat be Transported at Higher Temperatures than in Regulations?
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling....
Identifying and Improving Carcase Traits in Limousin Cattle
A call has gone out to owners of commercial Limousin sires to partake in a ground breaking four year study looking at how genetics influence carcase traits and can be turned into more of an exact science. ...
Optimising Broiler Muscle Development
A young poultry researcher from Australia has been studying the effects of chicken muscle cells under limited nutrition in the US in order better to understand the long-term effects of feed restriction in newly hatched broiler chicks on subsequent growth....
Beef – Inefficiency of Too Much Fat
The UK's Levy Board estimates £339 million was paid for paid to farmers in 2010 for fat trim, a waste product. ...
How Immunological Castration Affects Pig Carcase Quality
Immunologically castrated male pigs lost more liveweight during transport and lairage than physically castrated males, intact males or gilts, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
How Safe is Pink Pork?
UK - Pink Pork is more cooked than a rare steak would be, according to JSR Genetics' meat scientist Dr Caroline Mitchell....
Comparison of Meat Quality of Loins and Butts in Crossbred Pigs
Soth Korean researchers have found a number of significant differences in meat composition and quality attributes in crossbred pigs from Yorkshire sires and different breeds of dam - Landrace, Berkshire and Chester White....
Livestock and the Promise of Genomics
The application of genomics offers huge potential to help feed the growing global human population with animal products sustainably, according to leading academics at the University of Alberta in Canada, using examples in cattle and pigs. ...
Alternative Feedstuffs Effect on Pig Carcase Fat Quality
Research has found that including maize germ, beef tallow, palm kernel oil or glycerol to pig finisher diets containing distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) has no effect on the improvement of carcase fat quality....
Substitutes for Sodium Chloride in Low Sodium Frankfurters
The use of different potassium and calcium salts to replace sodium chloride in the manufacture of frankfurters can have a beneficial health effect while still maintaining flavour and could be a means of producing low sodium meat products....
Developing Market for High Pressure Processing
High Pressure Processing - HPP - technology is used for food products that have high liquid content including meat and fish products as well as fruits, juices and vegetables....
Hamburgers Need to be Cooked Properly
To be safe to eat, products made from ground beef must be cooked until they are at least 71°C in the centre....
How Light in Broiler Houses Affects Meat Quality
The impacts on fatty acid and amino acid contents of chicken of the type and colour of light used during the rearing of the broilers have been investigated by South Korean researchers....
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