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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 [...]

Journal Article

Journal article

Productive characteristics, carcass quality and intramuscular fat from the Tudanca breed beef  [2011]

Humada, M.J., Gobierno de Cantabria, Torrelavega (España). Centro de Investigación y Formación Agrarias; Cimadevilla, C., Gobierno de Cantabria, Torrelavega (España). Centro de Investigación y Formación Agrarias; Sañudo, C., Universidad de Zaragoza (España). Facultad de Veterinaria; Dugan, M.E.R., Lacombe Research Centre, Alberta (Canadá). Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; et al.

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Thirty three male tudanca young bulls were used to evaluate 2 production systems (intensive and semiextensive) and 2 slaughter ages (12 and 14 months). Although there were differences in the average daily gains along the finishing period between groups, no differences were observed in conformation score. In contrast, production system affected fatness score. Semiextensive feed animals slaughtered at 12 months of age presented values of fatness scores lower than other groups (p<= 0,05). Furthermore, the lower content of SFA, MUFA, n-6/n-3 and the highest content of PUFA and n-3 found in intramuscular fat from tudanca young bulls pasture-fed were considered more beneficial to human health than those grain-fed.

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