Meat quality in male fallow deer (Dama dama): effects of age and supplementary feeding.

@article{Volpelli2003MeatQI,
  title={Meat quality in male fallow deer (Dama dama): effects of age and supplementary feeding.},
  author={Luisa Antonella Volpelli and R Valusso and Micaela Morgante and Paola Pittia and Edi Piasentier},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={555-62}
}
Thirty-two male fallow deer, half 18- and half 30-month-old, were slaughtered after a 4-month feeding trial on pasture alone or with daily supplement of 500 g (dry matter) concentrate/head (eight each 18- and 30-month-old). Neither diet nor age produced significant effects on M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LM) and on M. semimembranosus (SM) pH and colour. Meat texture properties (Warner-Bratzler-WB Shear Force and compression), water loss and collagen content were unaffected by diet… CONTINUE READING

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