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Short communication | International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 2019, Vol. 3(4) 713-718

Quality Characteristics and Chemical Composition of M. Longissimus thoracis in Crossbred Pigs

Jivko Nakev & Teodora Popova

pp. 713 - 718   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1909-13-0003

Published online: December 10, 2019  |   Number of Views: 34  |  Number of Download: 220


The study aimed to compare the quality characteristics and chemical composition of m. Longissimus thoracis (m. LT) in two-way pig crosses – Duroc x Landrace (D x L) and Pietrain x Landrace (P х L). The differences in the quality parameters of the examined groups were insignificant. The moisture and protein content tended to be lower in the muscles of D x L compared to P x L. Furthermore, the fat content of the Duroc cross also appeared to be higher, however the differences were insignificant.

The quality traits of m. LT, including pH 45, pH24, water-holding capacity (WHC) and colour were within the optimal range and did not show any deviation from the standards for the “normal” meat.  

Keywords: pigs, two way crosses, quality of m. Longissimus thoracis

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Nakev, J. & Popova, T. (2019). Quality Characteristics and Chemical Composition of M. Longissimus thoracis in Crossbred Pigs . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 3(4), 713-718. doi: 10.29329/ijiaar.2019.217.18

Nakev, J. and Popova, T. (2019). Quality Characteristics and Chemical Composition of M. Longissimus thoracis in Crossbred Pigs . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 3(4), pp. 713-718.

Chicago 16th edition
Nakev, Jivko and Teodora Popova (2019). "Quality Characteristics and Chemical Composition of M. Longissimus thoracis in Crossbred Pigs ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 3 (4):713-718. doi:10.29329/ijiaar.2019.217.18.

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