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The study of intensive fattening of youth sheep from different breeds in Romania

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Author(s): Cristian Coroian | Stelian Dărăban | Augustin Pop | Cornel Cătoi | Antonia Odagiu | Aurelia Pece

Journal: Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry
ISSN 2066-7612

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Romanian sheep | fattening

ABSTRACT
Young rams of Merino of Cluj (M), Tsigai and Turcana breed (n=15) were submitted to an100 days intensive fattening, in order to obtain superior quality carcasses. The fattening unrolledduring two consecutive years, and included three successive phases: accommodation (15 days) – 16%CP, growing-fattening (65 days) – 15% CP, respectively finishing (20 days) – 13% CP. At the end offattening period, the appreciation of carcasses and meat quality has been done (n=5), using subjectiveand objective methods: the carcass estimation using EUROP system, the analysis of slaughter yield,muscular fiber diameter and chemical composition of meat. The Merino of Cluj breed presentedsuperior fattening qualities and a higher score to subjective and objective appreciation.
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