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Characteristics of carcass and commercial meat cuts of Red Norte young bulls supplemented with fry and soybeans oil finished in feedlot

The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristic of carcass and commercial meat cuts from Red Norte young bulls finished in feedlot supplemented with fry and soybeans oil. Twenty seven Red Norte animals at initial average weight of 317 ± 33kg were used. The animals received ad libitum feed with concentrate:roughage ratio of 40:60, being: control diet; supplementation with soybeans oil and supplementation with fry oil, during 112 days, from which 28 days were for adaptation, and slaughtered with 481,0; 488,7 e 462,6kg to treatments control, supplemented with soybeans oil and with fry oil respectively. The subcutaneous fat thickness (FT) and longissimus muscle area (LMA) were measured between the 12th e 13th ribs. The supplementation with lipids sources did not influence the final weight, hot carcass weight, cold carcass weight, LMA, FT, losses by cooling, weight and yield of the forequarter, hindquarter and spare ribs cuts. However the carcass dressing was lower to animals supplemented with soybeans oil. The final pH was higher (P<0,01) to carcasses of the animals supplemented with fry oil, and the final temperature (P<0,02) was higher to animals supplemented with lipids than to animals without supplementation. The lipid supplementation used to young bulls in feedlot did not influence the carcass characteristics. However, animals supplemented with fry oil presented DFD meat, whereas animals supplemented with soybeans oil had lower dressing carcass.

cattle; diet; feed; growth; lipids

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