1. bookVolume 15 (2015): Issue 4 (October 2015)
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The Effect of Sex on the Dressing Percentage, Carcass, and Organ Quality in the Fallow Deer (Dama Dama)

Published Online: 29 Oct 2015
Volume & Issue: Volume 15 (2015) - Issue 4 (October 2015)
Page range: 1055 - 1075
Received: 17 Dec 2014
Accepted: 23 Jun 2015
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Abstract

Basic carcass characteristics, the quality traits of meat and internal organs from 10 fallow deer bucks and 10 does aged from 31 to 32 months were investigated. No sex effects on the bled body weight, meat yield and carcass composition were found. A significantly higher weight of mesenteric and omental fat (by 0.44 kg) was found for does. The combined share of muscle and fat in the carcass parts ranged from 77.9 to 78.5%, and the share of bones from 21.5 to 22.1%. No sex effects were found for the pH and water holding capacity measurements. Venison from males was characterized by a significantly higher thermal drip value (P=0.043) and higher L* (P=0.026), a* (P=0.010) and b* (P=0.036) values compared to does. The extracted fat content was significantly higher for females compared to males (P=0.009). The chemical analysis of deer edible by-products indicated the highest level of protein for the liver (17%), and the highest level of dry matter and fat for the tongue (33-34% and 15-18%, respectively).

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