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Dissection trial for pig carcasses in Austria

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TitleDissection trial for pig carcasses in Austria
AbstractAccording to European Commission Decision 97/813/EC pig carcasses are graded in Austria with the “two-point method (ZP)” since 1 January 1998. On the basis of discussions and demands placed by official representatives of the pig and meat industries, the formula of the present “two-point method (ZP)” shall by updated by a dissection trial. Additionally formulas for alternative grading methods based on the measuring principle light reflection and invasive and ultrasound and non-invasive, respectively, shall be established and approved for grading.
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Keywordsgrading methods, pig carcass, dissection trial
AimsOn the basis of discussions and demands placed by official representatives of the pig and meat industries, the formula of the present “two-point method (ZP)” shall by updated by a dissection trial. Additionally formulas for alternative grading methods based on the measuring principle light reflection and invasive and ultrasound and non-invasive, respectively, shall be established and approved for grading.
ResultsFor the investigation of the various formulas a multiple, linear regression analysis was used to combine the dissected lean meat percentage with the fat and muscle thicknesses, which were measured on the half-carcasses with various instruments (ruler, OptiScan-TP, CSB-Image-Meater, Fat-O-Meat’er and UltraFOM 300). With the prospect of practical application the effects of the new formula for the “two-point method (ZP)” was analysed using a set of grading records of the Verband Ländlicher Veredlungsproduzenten (VLV) from 2 June 2005. 1.036 Carcasses were classified with the new formula for the “two-point method (ZP)”.
BeneficiaryAssociation of farmers, farmers, industry
Applications1.036 Carcasses were classified with the new formula for the “two-point method (ZP)”, which is based on the currently valid as well as the future Regulation (EEC) No 2967/85.
Created2013-07-11 14:58:24
Last Changed2013-07-11 14:58:24

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TitleDissection trial for pig carcasses in Austria
AcronymDissection trial for pig carcasses
TypeNational
Type of FinancingNational Financing
Type of ResearchApplied Research
Starting Date2006-03-21
Ending Date2006-09-30
ContactUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna - Division of Livestock Sciences, Alfons Willam, alfons.willam@boku.ac.at
Contact E-Mailalfons.willam@boku.ac.at

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