RESEARCH ARTICLES

Carcass characteristics and proximate composition of Mithun (Bos frontalis) carcass
S. K. Mondal, K. S. Das, S. K. Roy and C. Rajkhowa

doi:  https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2022.53.2.292-296

 Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2022.53(2):292-296

Author Details

S. K. Mondal: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute Kolkata, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 097, India

K. S. Das:  Principal Scientist, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute Kolkata, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 097, India

S. K. Roy: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute Kolkata, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 097, India

C. RajkhowaEx-Director, ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Jharnapani, Nagaland, India

Article History

Received: 07.12.2021 Accepted:06.04.2022,Published:30.06.2022 

Corresponding author :S. K. Mondal

email: sk_mondal@yahoo.com

 

Citation: Mondal, S.K., Das, K.S., Roy, S.K. and Rajkhowa, C. 2022. Carcass characteristics and proximate composition of Mithun (Bos frontalis) carcass. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 53(2): 292-296 DOI: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2022.53.2.292-296



Abstract


In order to study the carcass characteristics, six mithun (Bos frontalis) of either sex were slaughtered and their body tissues were analysed for proximate principles in the present investigation. The physical carcass characteristics like the carcass length, weight, dressing percentage etc. were also determined. The data analysis revealed that the mean carcass length and weight were measured as 162.10±6.15 cm and 242.25±36.75 kg, respectively. The overall dressing percentage was found to be 60.65±1.68% in mithun, while the subcutaneous fat thickness was recorded to be 42.15±2.15 mm. The heaviest organ of the mithun carcass was observed to be the stomach (68.2±0.1 kg), the lightest was recorded to be the pancreas (0.45±0.10 kg). The nutrient composition of mithun meat was excellent with protein content of 18.74±1.25% and fat content of 0.48±0.03%. This study further recommended the need of a detailed study on the effect of mithun meat consumption on human health in future.

Keywords: Mithun, carcass traits, proximate composition