Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fishery, Domestic Science, Nutrition
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
Castration or implantation of boars with DES resulted in carcasses from heavy weight male pigs that were not significantly different in ham weight, shoulder weight, loin weight, M. longissimus area, marbling, color, firmness, tenderness, and juiciness. The carcasses differed significantly in percent lean cuts, panel odor and flavor measurements, hot iron measurements, and 5α-androstenone concentration; treatment means were arranged in order of intact boar, DES implanted boar, and barrow. Flavor and odor scores were significantly correlated with concentration of 5α-androstenone.
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