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Effects of stress by unfamiliar sounds on carcass and meat traits in bulls from three continental beef cattle breeds at different ageing times.
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PMID:  25105491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
One-hundred-and-twenty-four young bulls of three Continental beef cattle breeds were used to study the effect of pre-slaughter stress by unfamiliar sounds on carcass traits and quality characteristics of beef aged for three different periods. Stress due to unfamiliar noises had a moderately negative effect on carcass and meat quality. Carcasses from group Stressed had higher (P<0.05) values of pH0, pH24, a*, and Warner-Bratzler shear force, and lower (P<0.05) values of L*, b* and pressure losses than from Unstressed animals. There were significant differences (P<0.05) among breeds in L*, a* and pressure losses. The ageing time had a significant effect on chromatic variables, WBSF and pressure losses. The cooking losses were not significantly affected by any of the three factors discussed. These results emphasize the importance of implementing appropriate management practices during pre-slaughter handling of cattle in order to reduce any possible risk factor for stress, as well as the different sensitivity of the breeds to similar stimuli.
F Peña; C Avilés; V Domenech; A González; A Martínez; A Molina
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Meat science     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1873-4138     ISO Abbreviation:  Meat Sci.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101160862     Medline TA:  Meat Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  718-725     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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