Effect of sex and carcass weight on carcass and meat quality of “Cabrito Transmontano” PDO. Conference Paper uri icon


  • The objective of the study was to contribute to the characterization of the Serrana breed on the meat production aspects. The study was carried out in 60 (Cabrita Transmontano) milk-fed kid carcasses (31 males and 29 females) to evaluate the effects of sex and carcass weight (4, 6 and 8 kg) on some carcass conformation measurements; on longissimus dorsi muscle thickness and fat thickness measurements; on regional joint carcass composition and finally on meat pH and color. Furthermore a study on the relative growth of the carcass joints and its tissue composition, by means of logarithmic transformation of the Huxley equation (Log y = Log a + b Log x) was undertaken. Finally, prediction equations of the carcass composition were estimated by using both conformation and the longissimus dorsi measurements.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008