Twelve male fallow deer (Dama Dama) were slaughtered at 3, 6 and 12 months of age. The productive performances of the animals and the most si­ gnificant quantitative and qualitative traits on carcasses and meats were asses­ sed. Four animals were slaughtered at 90 days of age, the others, allotted to two groups of four animals each, at 6 and 12 months, respectively. Ali the animals were kept in paddocks where, besides pasture, they received a supple­ mentary feed 500 g/heaclld on the average. From the data available it emer­ ges that the 6-month-old fallow deer as compared to the 12-month-old bucks, present better gains and a reduced chilling loss of the carcass, the cuts of which into leg and loin and their lean fractions do not differ as to age. Moreover, the meats of these animals always in comparison with the 12­ month-old bucks do not differ for "a" redness, "L" lightness as well as chemi­ cal composition. The meats are also less tough, less resistant and with reduced quantities of free water. At last, the fat extracted from the meat of 6-month­ old fallow deer vs the older ones, in spite of a greater content in unsaturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, the differences of which have no statistical value, is even richer in 0)6 and poorer in 0)3 fatty acids.

Nutrutional quality of meats from young fallow deer (Dama dama) of different ages / PINTO F; TARRICONE S; MARSICO G; FORCELLI M.G; CELI R; RASULO A. - In: PROGRESS IN NUTRITION. - ISSN 1129-8723. - 11(2009), pp. 57-67.

Nutrutional quality of meats from young fallow deer (Dama dama) of different ages

PINTO, Francesco;MARSICO, Giuseppe;
2009

Abstract

Twelve male fallow deer (Dama Dama) were slaughtered at 3, 6 and 12 months of age. The productive performances of the animals and the most si­ gnificant quantitative and qualitative traits on carcasses and meats were asses­ sed. Four animals were slaughtered at 90 days of age, the others, allotted to two groups of four animals each, at 6 and 12 months, respectively. Ali the animals were kept in paddocks where, besides pasture, they received a supple­ mentary feed 500 g/heaclld on the average. From the data available it emer­ ges that the 6-month-old fallow deer as compared to the 12-month-old bucks, present better gains and a reduced chilling loss of the carcass, the cuts of which into leg and loin and their lean fractions do not differ as to age. Moreover, the meats of these animals always in comparison with the 12­ month-old bucks do not differ for "a" redness, "L" lightness as well as chemi­ cal composition. The meats are also less tough, less resistant and with reduced quantities of free water. At last, the fat extracted from the meat of 6-month­ old fallow deer vs the older ones, in spite of a greater content in unsaturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, the differences of which have no statistical value, is even richer in 0)6 and poorer in 0)3 fatty acids.
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