International Journal of Animal Biology
Articles Information
International Journal of Animal Biology, Vol.1, No.2, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Mar. 5, 2015
Carcass Yield and Characteristics of Sudan Baggara Zebu Bulls Finished on Urea-Treated Sugar-Cane Bagasse
Pages: 11-16 Views: 2146 Downloads: 922
Authors
[01] Mohammed H. Ahmed, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zalingei, Zalingei, Sudan.
[02] Salih A. Babiker, Department of Meat Production, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
[03] Abdelrahman M. Mohammed, Animal Production Research Centre, Hillat Kuku, Animal Resources Research Corporation (ARRC), Khartoum, Sudan.
[04] AbdElnasir M. A. FadelElseed, Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
Abstract
This study investigated the carcass yield and characteristics of Sudan Baggara bulls fed increasing levels of urea treated sugar-cane bagasse.Thirty six Baggara bulls of a live weight that ranged from 165 to 185 kg were divided into four groups of equal live weight and number. The experimental diets were randomly divided among the four bull groups and the feeding was extended for 70 days. A total of twenty four animals (six from each group) were slaughtered. Carcass measurements, carcass yield and characteristics, wholesale cuts and sirloin composition except leg length and empty body weight were not affected by treatments. Intestine (empty), gut fill and gastrointestinal tract (empty) increased significantly (P<0.05) with increasing level of treated sugarcane bagasse in the diet.
Keywords
Slaughtered, Carcass, Wholesale Cuts, Sirloin
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