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Effect of breed on mineral composition of meat from light lambs

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Author(s): Boro Mioč | Ivan Vnučec | Zvonimir Prpić | Vesna Pavić | Zvonko Antunović | Zdravko Barać

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science
ISSN 1594-4077

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3s;
Start page: 273;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Mineral composition | Light lambs | Istrian Sheep | Dalmatian Pramenka.

ABSTRACT
The proximate composition and mineral content of light lambs muscle (derived from Istrian and Dalmatian Pramenka breeds) were studied. The M. Longissimus dorsi (MLD) samples of 30 carcasses were analysed and the effects of breed and sex were studied. Although lambs of investigated breeds were similar for slaughter age (2.5 months), Dalmatian Pramenka had significantly higher carcass weights (CW; P
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