Archivos de Zootecnia
versão impressa ISSN 0004-0592
PENA, F. et al. Carcass quality of Criollo Cordobes and Anglo Nubian suckling kids: Effects of age at slaughter. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.230, pp.225-235. ISSN 0004-0592. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0004-05922011000200007.
The objective of this study was to assess the carcass characteristics of two goat breed types reared under extensive system. Forty male kids, 20 Criollo Cordobes and 20 Anglo Nubian, were used. The animals were slaughtered at 60±2 days old (group I) and at 90±3 days old (group II). The carcass yield and fatness was significantly higher in Anglo Nubian than in Criollo Cordobes kids. Breed and age at slaughter significantly affect carcass conformation, some carcass measures and indices, and non-carcass components.
Palavras-chave : Goat.