Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 2007 Volume 23, Issue 3-4, Pages: 75-81
doi:10.2298/BAH0704075A
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Share of tissue in retail cuts of carcasses of young cattle

Aleksić Stevica, Josipović S., Tomašević D., Marinkov G., Ostojić-Andrić D.

In order to determine the content of certain tissues in retail (main) cuts of young cattle carcasses, dissection of 30 carcass sides from young cattle was performed. Average weight of carcass sides was 169 kg. Average share of meat (approx. 86%) in carcass parts of the 1st category (leg), in carcass parts of the 2nd category (loin, back, shoulder) approx. 78%, and in carcass parts of the 3rd category (neck, subshoulder, foreshank, breast, ribs, belly, leg) approx. 73% was determined. Share (average) of bones in carcass parts of the 1st category was approx. 11%, 2nd category approx. 18%, and 3rd category approx. 20%. Share (average) of fat in carcass parts of the 1st category was approx. 2,0%, 2nd category approx. 3,5%, and 3rd category approx. 5,5%. Average share of binding tissue in carcass parts of the 1st category was approx. 0,3%, 2nd category approx. 0,7% and 3rd category approx. 1,5%. .

Keywords: young cattle, main retail cuts, dissection, tissue

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