Body Composition and Carcass Tissue Distribution of Karadi Lamb Maintained on Concentrate or Pasture

Jalal Eliaya Alkass, Emad Tayar Sadeeq Buti, Jihan Najman Hassan, Taher Mustafa Taher


Fourteen weaned (90 days) entire male Karadi lambs were equally and randomly divided to be fed either on concentrate ad lib or on pasture supplemented with barley. All lambs were slaughtered when each animal reached its designed body weight (35 kg).

Result revealed that lambs raised on concentrate had significantly (P˂ 0.05) lower percentage of lean (63.90%) and higher proportion of fat (14.89%) than lambs fed on pasture supplemented with barley (66.12; 11.63%, respectively). It seems also that the greatest proportion of body fat is the carcass fat, followed by fat tail and finally the non-carcass fat.

Keywords: carcass, tissue, feeding system, Karadi lambs.


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