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Title: EFFECT OF WHOLE COTTON SEED SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE CARCASS AND MEAT QUALITIES OF DJALLONKE SHEEP RAISED ON-FARM IN GHANA
Authors: Teye, G. A.
Adzitey, F.
Dei, H. K.
Kwarteng, A.
Keywords: Carcass quality
Djallonke sheep
Meat quality
Non-supplementation
Supplementation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: KPK Publishers
Series/Report no.: Vol. 1;Issue 5
Abstract: Twenty Djallonke sheep (ten ewes and ten rams) were evaluated for their carcass and meat quality after being fed with whole cotton seed as a supplement over a period of twelve months on-farm. Supplementation with the whole cotton seed had no adverse effect on carcass quality but significantly (p<0.001) improved juiciness. Tenderness, flavour and overall liking were also better in the supplemented group compared to the non-supplemented group. The results suggest that whole cotton seed could be used as a supplementary feed to improve the productivity and meat quality of small ruminants at a cheaper cost in the study area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/959
ISSN: 2221-1896
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agriculture



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