Abstract: This study was performed to determine the fattening performance, carcass and meat quality characteristics of male Hair goat kids. A total of 13 kids at about 3 month of age were fattened for 60 day. Average live weight of kids were 14.79±0.68 kg at the beginning of the fattening, 19.72±0.98 kg at the end of the fattening, 0.082±0.010 kg for daily live weight gain, 7.78 kg for concentrate consumption per 1 kg live weight gain. The slaughtering and carcass characteristics of Hair goat kids were found as 19.84±0.95 kg for slaughtering weight 8.93±0.49 kg for warm carcass weight, 8.45±0.47 kg for cold carcass weight, 42.38% for dressing percentage, 0.113±0.021 kg for kidney-pelvic fat weight, 0.136±0.020 kg for internal fat weight, 1.37±0.06 kg for leg weight, 0.677±0.052 kg for back-loin weight, 1.00±0.051 kg for fore-arm weight, 0.278±0.025 kg for shoulder weight, 0.470±0.025 kg for neck weight, 0.384±0.033 kg for flank-chest weight, 8.36±0.80 cm2 for M. Longissimus dorsi area and 2.56±0.18 cm for M. Longissimus dorsi depth. The rational portions of valuable parts and fats in carcasses of the kids were found as 32.93±0.38, 15.95±0.43, 23.94±0.33, 6.55±0.31, 11.31±0.41,9.02±0.40, 1.312±0.46 and 1.41±0.15% for percentages of leg, rack-loin, fore-arm, shoulder, neck, flank-chest, kidney-pelvic fat and internal fat, respectively. Average moisture, ash, protein and fat values of meat samples were found as 75.70, 1.04, 18.91 and 3.23%, respectively. pH values of meat samples were found as 5.71. L*(lightness), a*(redness) and b*(yellowness) values were respectively recorded as 50.24, 15.97 and 11.39.
Okan Atay, Ozdal Gokdal, Semra Kayaardi and Vadullah Eren, 2011. Fattening Performance, Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality Traits in Hair Goat (Anatolian Black) Male Kids. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 1350-1354.