The influence of age and breed of pigs on the content of total and soluble intramuscular collagen

Łukasz Migdał , Krzysztof Krzysztoforski , Anna Migdał , Władysław Migdał


Gilts of Polish Landrace, Polish Large White, Pulawska (Polish native breed), Duroc and Pietrain breed were slaughtered at 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 and 210 days of age (six animals in each age group). The content of total and soluble collagen of gilts was measured in m. longissimus dorsi (LD) and m. semimembranosus (SM). Breed had no effect on collagen content but age of gilts had a significant impact on collagen content m. longissimus dorsi (LD) had higher content of collagen than m. semimembranosus (SM). In high carcass leanness’ breed (Pietrain) soluble collagen content increased with age while in low carcass leanness’ breed (Pulawska breed) soluble collagen content decreased with age. It was also stated that the roasted meat had higher collagen content then the raw meat. Favourable characteristic of tenderness (more tender) between analysed breed of pigs was found in Duroc breed.
Author Łukasz Migdał (FoAS / DoGaAIM)
Łukasz Migdał,,
- Department of Genetics and Animal Improvement Methods
, Krzysztof Krzysztoforski (FoFT / DoAPT)
Krzysztof Krzysztoforski,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
, Anna Migdał (FoAS / IoVS)
Anna Migdał,,
- Institute of Veterinary Sciences
, Władysław Migdał (FoFT / DoAPT)
Władysław Migdał,,
- Department of Animal Product Technology
Other language title versionsUticaj starosti i rase svinja na sadržaj ukupnog i rastvorljivog intramuskularnog kolagena
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Radović Čedomir (eds.): Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium ModernTrends in Livestock Production, 2019, Institute for Animal Husbandry, ISBN 978-86-82431-76-3, 711 p.
Keywords in Englishpigs, collagen, age, breed, shear force
Languageen angielski
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FinansowanieThis research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (DS-3705/1/KPPZ/2018)
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