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Costa et al., 2011. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 40 (6): 1266-1271

Document reference 
Costa, R. G. ; Silva, N. V. da; Azevedo, P. S. de; Medeiros, A. N. de; Carvalho, F. R. de; Queiroga, C. R. do E. ; Medeiros, G. R. de, 2011. Meat quality of lambs fed silk flower hay (Calotropis procera SW) in the diet. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 40 (6): 1266-1271
Alternative title 

Qualidade de carne de cordeiros alimentados com feno de flor-de-seda (Calotropis procera SW) na dieta

Abstract 

The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of using silk flower hay replacing corn and soybean meal on physical-chemical and sensorial traits of lamb meat. It was used 32 intact Morada Nova male lambs (12.7 ± 2 kg initial body weigth) on feedlot system, distributed in a completely randomized design with four levels (0, 15, 30 and 45% on dry matter basis). The use of silk flower hay in the diet influenced quality of meat and carcass, leg weight, tissue composition, moisture, juiciness and flavor. Replacing corn (26.67%) and soybean (3.33%) with silk flower hay does not affect the tissue composition, ratios and muscularity index of leg and physical-chemical parameters of semimembranosus muscle of Morada Nova lambs.

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Costa et al., 2011