Carcass and non-carcass characteristics of sheep fed on annatto byproduct

Dorgival Morais de Lima Júnior, Francisco Fernando Ramos de Carvalho, Ângela Maria Vieira Batista, Rossana Herculano Clementino, Greicy Mitzi Bezerra Moreno, Adriano Henrique do Nascimento Rangel, Eduardo de Almeida Silva, Waldonys Moreira Pinheiro


Annatto byproduct is the residue from the extraction of powder dye that covers the seed pericarp; after processing, between 94% and 98% of the original product is considered a byproduct. The aim was to evaluate the influence of increasing levels of annatto byproduct on the components of sheep body weight. Thirty-two male sheep, not castrated, with initial weight of 23.17 ± 1.45 kg, without a defined breed, were used in randomized blocks in all four treatments (0, 100, 200 and 300 g kg?1 of annatto byproduct in the diet dry matter). The increase to 300 g kg?1 of annatto byproduct had a negative linear effect (P < 0.05) for hot carcass weight (kg) and cold carcass weight (kg). Increasing levels of annatto byproduct resulted in a linear reduction (P < 0.05) for palette weight (kg), leg weight (kg), carcass compactness index (kg cm?1), liver weight (kg) and skin weight (kg). The inclusion of annatto byproduct up to 200 g kg?1 of dry matter in sheep diets did not affect the components of sheep body weight.


Alternative food; Carcass morphometric; Commercial cuts; Co-product.

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Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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