The effects of terminal sire and pre-slaughter treatment on meat quality and animal welfare was discussed. A comparison of halothane homozygous negative and positive pietrain sire lines in relation to carcass and meat quality, and welfare traits was presented. No effect was found to be observed in cortisol or LDH values. Results suggest that Pietrain halothane free sire lines produces similar results in carcass quality to halothane carriers without compromising meat quality and welfare.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2004|
- Animal welfare
- Halothane free terminal sire
- Meat quality
- Pre-slaughter treatment