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Traditional and silvipastoral system on Eastern Amazon - production and carcass and meat quality from buffaloSistemas silvipastoril e tradicional na Amazônia Oriental – produção e qualidade da carcaça e carne de búfalos

Author(s): Maria Regina Sarkis Peixoto Joele | José de Brito Lourenço Junior | Cristian Faturi | Alexandre Rosseto Garcia | Benjamim Souza Nahúm | Lúcia Fátima Henriques Lourenço | Kelly Connor Cavalcante Oliveira

Journal: Semina : Ciências Agrárias
ISSN 1676-546X

Volume: 34;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 2457;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Sistemas agroflorestais | Produção de carne | Subprodutos da agroindústria.Sistemas agroflorestais | Produção de carne | Subprodutos da agroindústria.

The objective was to comparatively evaluate the physical and physico-chemical properties of buffaloes carcasses (Bubalus bubalis), Murrah/Mediterranean finished in Traditional System, with pasture and mineral supplements, with buffalo, from same race, finished in a Silvopastoral System, with mineral supplementation and diet composed of organic residues, in research unit of Embrapa Eastern Amazon, Belém, Para State, Brazil. The slaughter occurred in commercial slaughterhouse, following its normal flow, with quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the carcasses. The experimental design was randomized, with the data submitted to ANOVA and means compared using the ‘t’ test at 5% significance. Animals from Silvopastoral System slaughtered at weights similar to those of Traditional System in different ages, showed better carcass conformation and fat distribution, with significant differences (P
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