Influence of corn forage type and flaxseed on the productive parameters, meat quality and sensory analysis in Pelibuey lambs

  • Diana Tamara Ramírez College of Agriculture. California State University, Chico. 400 West First Street. Chico, CA 95929, USA.
  • José Reyes Galaviz Rodriguez Facultad de Agrobiología. Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala. Ex-Hacienda de Xalpatlahuaya. Huamantla, 90513, Tlaxcala. México.
  • Xochitl Gabriela Montalvo Aguilar Facultad de Agrobiología. Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala. Ex-Hacienda de Xalpatlahuaya. Huamantla, 90513, Tlaxcala. México.
  • Patricia Villalobos Peñalosa Facultad de Agrobiología. Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala. Ex-Hacienda de Xalpatlahuaya. Huamantla, 90513, Tlaxcala. México.
  • Pablo Cortés Roldán Facultad de Agrobiología. Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala. Ex-Hacienda de Xalpatlahuaya. Huamantla, 90513, Tlaxcala. México.
  • Luz Marina Hernández Calva Facultad de Agrobiología. Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala. Ex-Hacienda de Xalpatlahuaya. Huamantla, 90513, Tlaxcala. México.

Abstract

The effect of corn straw (CS) or silage (CL), combined with flaxseed (Fx) on meat quality production and sensory analysis of Pelibuey lambs were evaluated. Sixty-four Pelibuey lambs were divided to each of the following treatments: T1) Corn Straw (CS: 16.3%) without flaxseed (Fx) in the diet, T2) CS plus 6% of Fx, T3) Corn silage (CL: 15%) without Fx and T4) CL plus 6% of Fx. Dry matter intake improved by 9.2% with CL vs. CS. The feed conversion improved with the use of CL in 1-14d (P≤ 0.02) and 14-28d (0.05) in 11.7% and 10.4%, respectively. Coordinate b was increased by 38% (P=0.01) in the animals fed with CS. Thus results show that Fx did not influence the physical-chemical and sensory variables of the meat. CL favorably changed the feed intake, flavor and juiciness of the meat, as in the fattening of lambs.

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Ramírez, D. T., J. R. G. Rodriguez, X. G. M. Aguilar, P. V. Peñalosa, P. C. Roldán, and L. M. H. Calva. “Influence of Corn Forage Type and Flaxseed on the Productive Parameters, Meat Quality and Sensory Analysis in Pelibuey Lambs”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 32, no. 9, Nov. 2020, pp. 684-90, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2020.v32.i9.2163. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
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