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Growth and carcass characteristics of cattle and buffalo breeds reared on a dry zone pasture in Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  968951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Growth and carcass characteristics were measured on calves from three cattle breeds-the Sinhala, Red Sindhi and Friesian-and two buffalo breeds-the local buffalo and Murrah. The growth study was carried out on Brachiaria brizantha pasture over a period of 48 weeks. The two buffalo breeds grew fastest followed by the two Bos indicus breeds. The Friesian cattle grew at the slowest rate. The Sinhala and local buffalo had normal haematocrit values while the values for all other breeds were lower. The Sinhala and local buffalo had the highest carcass dressing percentages and the highest muscle; bone ratios. Tenderness measured by Warner-Bratzler shear force values and palatability scores by a taste panel were similar for meat from cattle and buffalo.
Authors:
T Matsukawa; N Tilakaratne; V Buvanendran
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-21     Completed Date:  1976-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Buffaloes / anatomy & histology,  growth & development*
Cattle / anatomy & histology,  growth & development*
Hematocrit
Male

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