INFLUENCE OS SLAUGHTER WEIGHT ON CROCASS COMPOSITION IN LARGE WHITE YORKSHIRE BARROWS
A. M. Ramaswami, I. Alfred Jayaprasad, A. M. Shanmugam and Robinson J. J. Abraham
Carcass composition in sixty half carcasses of Large White Yorkshire barrows in the slaughter weight ranging 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100 kg were studied. Carcasses from 71-80 kg slaughter weight had the optimum bone, lean and fat content. The per cent fat increased rapidly and per cent lean revealed a decreasing trend beyond 80 kg slaughter weight in Large White Yorkshire barrows.