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By Lewis Kahn, David Cottle

Red meat livestock creation and alternate covers all features of the meat from paddock to plate. it's a global textual content with an emphasis on Australian red meat construction, written by means of specialists within the field.

The booklet starts off with an summary of the ancient evolution of global red meat intake and introductory chapters on carcass and meat caliber, industry coaching and international red meat creation. North the United States, Brazil, China, South-East Asia and Japan are mentioned in separate chapters, by way of Australian pork creation, together with feed lotting and reside export.

The ultimate chapters summarise R&D, emphasising the Australian event, and view diversified creation structures and elements of animal husbandry akin to wellbeing and fitness, copy, grazing, feeding and completing, genetics and breeding, construction potency, environmental administration and company administration.

The ultimate bankruptcy examines quite a few case stories in northern and southern Australia, overlaying feed call for and provide, vitamins, pasture administration, heifer and weaner administration, and administration of inner and exterior parasites.

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Research in Canada using the VIAScan® whole carcass and chiller system found that together they provided a more accurate and precise prediction of meat yield and that the whole carcass system was superior to the more subjective system used in Canada (Jones et al. 1995). This was followed by work in the USA which showed that the whole carcass and chiller VIAScan® system could provide higher accuracies for yield prediction than using the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) grading system (Cannell et al.

2000). This particular stunner runs three cycles: 1) head-only cycle, 2) cardiac cycle to induce ventricular fibrillation, and 3) a spinal discharge cycle to reduce convulsions after death. Following an effective electric stun there are three phases: ●● ●● ●● a tonic phase characterised by rigidity due to the release of glutamate; a clonic phase characterised by paddling or involuntary kicking; a recovery phase during which normal rhythmic breathing starts again (this phase will not occur during normal abattoir procedures).

E. the slowest cooling point). Alternative chilling programs are often required if heavy grain-fed cattle are processed, as they are difficult to chill quickly. A calculator has been designed (Anonymous 2006b) to allow processors to calculate the RI for differing chilling cycles. These cycles will commonly include load, active chill and hold phases (for further details see Anonymous 2007b). Carcasses must be spaced in the chiller so that there is air movement over all surfaces. Touching surfaces cool slowly and do not dry; they provide ideal conditions for microbial growth.

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