Pig production in Europe with particular reference to problems of carcase quality
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Pig production in Europe with particular reference to problems of carcase quality a report submittedto the Faculty of Agriculture of the Queen"s University of Belfast. by David Wright

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SeriesThe Andrews scholarship
ContributionsQueen"s University of Belfast. Faculty of Agriculture.
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Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
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Open LibraryOL20195036M

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(15) The value of a pig carcase is determined in particular by its lean-meat content in relation to its weight. In order to ensure that the lean-meat content is assessed on an objective basis, the assessment should be made by measuring certain anatomical parts of the carcase by means of authorised and statistically proven methods. Pig Production in WA The number of pigs slaughtered in /04 was ,, up 24% on the , head in / The volume increase in tonnage was similarly up by 23% f tonnes of carcass to 45, Size: KB.   When accounting for the extra working day this year, production on a like-for-like basis was a more modest 2% higher year on year. Considering the fall in slaughterings on an equivalent basis, the rise in production in October is a direct reflection of continually increasing carcase weights. COST OF PRODUCTION: RESULTS FOR (HOT WEIGHT) The carcase weight of a pig can be measured in two ways: either hot, soon after slaughter, or cold. The cold weight is lower than the hot weight, as drip loss will have taken place. In the United Kingdom and some other EU countries the carcase is weighed hot.

  This news comes alongside figures from Eurostat which confirm that pig supplies were lower overall in the EU last year. Cumulatively in , throughputs reached almost million head, 1% lower than in the previous year. Despite some increase in carcase weights, pig meat production also declined by 1%, to million tonnes. increasingly vital as in late pig producers throughout Europe are operating at a loss. The physical performance improvements that are well within producers' reach can be gauged by a comparison of the GB results with other EU countries. The opportunity to render dead animals into protein by-product meals and feed them to pigs in Europe is fast disappearing because of concerns with diseases, such as bovine spongieform encephalopathy (BSE). Minnesota specifically allows feeding carcasses to mink because of the large mink industry .   Carcase balance has a “limiting” impact on domestic production By PW Reporters on Novem Business The UK pigmeat market is hugely under-provided with domestically produced loins and legs and massively over-provided with heads, tails and trotters, a carcase balance issue which AHDB Pork says has a “limiting” effect on the home.