Archivos de Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0592
FRANCO, D. et al. Carcass quality of Galician Mountain foals. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.231, pp.385-388. ISSN 0004-0592. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0004-05922011000300017.
The carcass characteristics of 50 Galician mountain foals from three different farms were studied. Slaughter weight was higher (p<0.001) in foals, ten months old, from SEC vs. SE a year old (199 vs. 138 kg). Dressing percentage was also affected (53.35% vs. 49.48%, p<0.01). The percentage of front quarter was higher (p<0.001) in SEL (39.59%) than SE (38.66%) and SEC (35.76%). Nevertheless, the lean percentage and total fat was significantly higher in SEC foals (73 vs. 69 p<0.05; 6.68 vs. 3.25, p<0.001).
Palabras clave : Carcass cutting; Morphometry; Production system.