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Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1990;3(3): 155-159.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1990.155    Published online September 1, 1990.
A standard method for jointing camel carcasses with reference to the effect of slaughter age on carcass characteristics in Najdi camels. II. Variation in lean growth and distribution
M. A. Abouheif, S. M. Basmaeil, M. N. Bakkar
The growth of lean from nine wholesale cuts in relation to the total lean weight in carcass side were evaluated with three allometric equations for 18 Najdi male camels slaughtered at 8, 16 and 26 months of age. The allometric growth coefficients indicated that as the camels grew, weights of lean form brisket and flank cuts increased relatively more rapidly than the total lean in carcass side (棺>1.1) and that weights of lean from wholesale shoulder and rump cuts increased relatively less rapidly (棺<.9) than the total lean weight from carcass side. The growth coefficients for the lean in the thoracic limb and pelvic limb showed a dorsoventral rise in the growth impetus, with coefficients for the thoracic limb correspondingly higher than those of pelvic limb. The growth coefficients for the lean from shoulder, rib, flank and leg cuts increased (p<.01) with increased weight of total lean in carcass side, whereas it decreased with increased total lean weight in carcass side for the lean in neck, brisket, plate, loin and rump cuts. At a constant weight of total lean in carcass side, older camels had larger coefficients for lean in neck, brisket, rump, flank and leg cuts, but had smaller coefficients for lean in shoulder, rib, plate and loin cuts.
Keywords: Camel Carcass; Lean Development; Slaughter Age; Allometric Growth

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