Demetrios Zygoyiannis

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The eating quality of lamb meat of three indigenous Greek dairy breeds of sheep, reared under different nutritional management conditions, was assessed by Taste Panel Tests (TPT). Lean samples from the leg joints of 69 lamb carcasses of the Boutsko (B), Serres (S) and Karagouniko (K) breed were used. For the first TPT, 24 lambs (four males and four females(More)
The effect of dietary protein and gastrointestinal (GI) parasitism on growth and meat quality of lambs was assessed using 60 animals. The lambs were randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups (n=20): group A, which served as control, group B that was regularly treated with albendazole and group C, which was given supplementary feeding with dietary(More)
The objective was to assess the effect of breed, sex, post-weaning nutrition and weight at slaughter on the fatty acids (FA) composition in carcass fat of lambs of indigenous Greek dairy breeds of sheep, the Boutsko (B), Serres (S) and Karagouniko (K) breed. The lambs (weaned at approximately 42 days) had been reared under different conditions of housing(More)
The effect of meat appearance on consumers' preferences for pork chops was assessed using images manipulated for appearance characteristics. Data were collected from 412 consumers in Greece and Cyprus. Consumers were asked for their preference for pork chops from a book of computer-modified images and then completed a questionnaire of socio-demographic(More)
The effect of dietary protein and gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) parasitism on growth and meat quality of growing kids was assessed using sixty (60) kids in three groups (n=20); A: control, B: regularly treated with ALBENDAZOLE(®) and C: supplemented with dietary protein. The kids grazed in a pasture contaminated with L3 larvae of GIN. Growth and condition(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of polymorphisms in the acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT1), leptin and growth hormone receptor genes on body energy (body condition score, total body energy content and cumulative effective energy balance) and blood metabolic traits (levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate, glucose and non-esterified(More)
This paper describes the responses of consumers in six European countries (Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Iceland and United Kingdom) tasting meat from twelve different local types of lambs produced in those same six countries. Animals represented 10 breeds and crossbreeds, three sexes, several diets composed of either milk, concentrates and various forages(More)
Body condition score (BCS), energy content (EC), cumulative effective energy balance (CEEB), and blood serum concentrations of glucose, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA), and nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) were measured throughout first lactation in 497 Holstein cows raised on a large commercial farm in northern Greece. All these traits are considered to be(More)
In this paper we propose a method for learning the reasons why groups of consumers prefer some food products instead of others of the same type. We emphasize the role of groups given that, from a practical point of view, they may represent market segments that demand different products. Our method starts representing in a metric space people preferences;(More)
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