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The National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) is an autonomous Public Research Organisation (OPI) of the State Secretariat of Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. It's the only public research organisation of the National State Administration exclusively dedicated to agrifood and forestry research. INIA's mission, in coordination with the equivalent institutions of the Autonomous Regions is to contribute to continuous and sustainable progress through development [...]

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Influence of lactation system on kids carcass quality from Murciano-Granadina and Malagueña breeds  [2009]

Panea, B., Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza (España); Ripoll, G., Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza (España); Sañudo, C., Universidad de Zaragoza (España). Facultad de Veterinaria; Horcada, A., Universidad de Sevilla (España). Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola; et al.

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In dairy goat breeds, kids are a subproduct, hence they were weaned as soon as possible. The aim of the present work was to study the influence of lactation system on carcass quality of the two main dairy Spanish goat breeds. Present work is part of a large Project whose objective is the characterisation of the carcass and meat from 7 Spanish goat breeds. Thirty kids, 15 per breed, were slaughtered at 4,5 kg, including head and offal. Half of them were fed with natural milk, the other half with artificial milk. Registered variables were: hot carcass weight, head, offal's and kidney fat weights, fatness degree and carcass measures. Breed influence kidney fat weight, fore-limb length and pelvis width. Lactation system influenced fatness degree, kidney fat weight and offal weight. No interactions between effects were found. Animals from Murciano-Granadina breed were leaner, with longer fore-limbs and thinner hindquarter than kids from Malagueña breed. Fatness degree was higher in animal from natural lactation system.

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Congresos y Jornadas. Serie Producción Animal - Asociación Interprofesional para el Desarrollo Agrario (España)