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The effect of the halothane gene on cured meat products was investigated using the meat from 60 Landrace×Large White pigs of known halothane genotype (NN=25, Nn=19, nn=16). The backs and hams were used to prepare cured, smoked bacon and canned hams. Initial bacon gain in pumped weight was significantly higher (P<0.001) for the NN (15.2%) and Nn (14.9%)(More)
Two types of processed products, chopped hams (0.15% and 0.30% phosphate on final yield) and viennas (27 and 32% fat extension) were manufactured from ostrich fan fillets (M. iliofibularis) to determine the suitability of ostrich meat for processing purposes. Cooking losses differed significantly (P<0.10) between the two types of ham-like products (0.15%(More)
  • F D Mellett
  • Journal of the South African Veterinary…
  • 1994
Ostriches (Struthio camelus) (n=90) were dissected and the musculature of part of the proximal pelvic limb examined. Graphical representation of these muscles are presented. It is evident that the anatomy of the hip and thigh of the ostrich is typically avian, but with only the M. iliofemoralis present. The M. iliotrochantericus medius is not found in(More)
The carcass and meat quality characteristics of three halothane genotypes in pigs were evaluated. Sixty crossbred Landrace×Large White pigs (NN=25, Nn=19, nn=16) of ±86 kg live weight were slaughtered, the carcasses chilled for 24 h at 2°C, certain carcass and meat quality traits determined and the shoulder and leg cuts deboned and cut into primal cuts.(More)
The effect of the halothane gene on cured meat products was investigated using the meat from 60 Landrace×Large White pigs of known halothane genotype (NN=25, Nn=19, nn=16). Results for the two types of fresh sausage manufactured (with and without rusk) indicated that the NN pigs (15.7%) had lower total moisture losses (P<0.05) compared to the nn pigs(More)
Ostrich meat salami was produced by using Lactobacillus plantarum strain 423 and Lactobacillus curvatus strain DF126. The strains produce the bacteriocins plantaricin 423 and curvacin DF126, respectively. The specific activity of plantaricin 423 in MRS broth at 30 °C increased as the pH decreased from 6.5 to 3.5, but activity subsequently decreased. The(More)
A trained taste panel could not distinguish (P>0.05) between ostrich meat patties containing either 10% pork lard or 10% of a modified starch/protein isolate (fat replacer) mixture. The panel could distinguish between the types of ostrich muscle/meat cuts used with a significant (P<0.05) number preferring ostrich patties made from meat containing a higher(More)
The aim of this study was to produce Italian-type salami from ostrich meat using different combinations of Lactobacillus sake, Lactobacillus curvatus and Micrococcus sp., and to compare the sensory characteristics of these products to that of salami produced with glucono-delta-lactone (GdL). Meat inoculated with starter cultures was fermented for four days(More)
Commercially reared ostriches (n=84) were randomly allocated to one of two groups. The first group (stressed: n=38) was deprived of food for a period of 2.5 days prior to slaughter, to simulate the stress experienced by slaughter ostriches held in holding pens (lairage) at a commercial ostrich abattoir over a weekend. The second group (control: n=46) was(More)
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