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Pre-rigor beef quality assessment of Bali cattle subjected to different finishing systems in Malaysia


Leslie, Daphne Elena and Leo, Teik Kee and Loo, Shu San and Aghwan, Zeiad Amjad Abdulrazzak and Alimon, Abdul Razak and Panandam, Jothi Malar and Karsani, Saiful Anuar and Sazili, Awis Qurni (2012) Pre-rigor beef quality assessment of Bali cattle subjected to different finishing systems in Malaysia. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11 (20). pp. 3766-3771. ISSN 1680-5593; ESSN: 1993-601X


The study was carried out in an attempt to assess meat quality of Bali cattle finished in 3 different systems. Twenty one bulls were selected from an existing herd under an oil palm plantation and randomly assigned to 120 days of feeding in; Integration-INT (n = 8), basal energy Feedlot-F (n = 6) and high energy Feedlot-FB (n = 7) System. All animals were humanely slaughtered at a commercial abattoir. Samples of Longissimus Dorsi (LD), Supra Spinatus (SS) and Semi Membranosus (SM) muscles were collected and prepared accordingly for the determinations of pH, cooking loss, shear force and color (L* and a*) values. The animals finished on Integration (TNT) demonstrated higher L* values (p<0.05) in SS muscle and lower L* values (p<0.05)inbothLD and SM muscles. Lower cooking losses (p<0.05) were observed in LD and SM muscles from the INT group. However, there was no difference in pH, a* (redness) and shear force values among the treatments and these were consistently shown in all three muscles. The results from this study demonstrate the influence of finishing system on Bali cattle meat quality.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Halal Products Research Institute
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3923/javaa.2012.3766.3771
Publisher: Medwell Journals
Keywords: Bali cattle; Cooking; Feedlot; Integration; Malaysia; Meat quality
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 01:43
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 06:57
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