Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
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Proximate Composition of Leg Meat of Slow and Fast-Growing Broiler in Different Housing Systems


Department of Animal Science, Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bursa, Turkey


Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tekirdağ, Turkey


Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tekirdağ, Turkey

Acta Vet Eurasia 2022; 48: 78-82
DOI: 10.5152/actavet.2021.21046
Read: 527 Downloads: 174 Published: 24 November 2021

The aim of this study was to evaluate the proximate composition of leg meat of slow- and fast-growing male broilers raised in different housing systems as conventional deep litter floor housing, indoor slatted floor housing, and indoor deep litter floor housing with range access (free-range). After slaughter at 56 days of age, 10 leg muscle samples of each 6 treatment group (2 × 3) were randomly selected and used to assess the meat quality properties. Compared to fast-growing chickens, slow-growing chicken meat had less protein content and higher fat content (p < .003, p < .05). There were significant differences in the water holding capacity of the meat between the slow- and fast-growing broilers (p < .05). The moisture content of the broiler meat produced from deep litter was found to be significantly greater than those of slatted floor housing and free-range (p < .041). The genotype × housing systems interaction for the fat content of leg meat of broiler was significant (p < .044). In conclusion, it can be said that genotype is more effective on proximate composition of broiler leg meat quality than the housing system.

Cite this article as: Özbek, M., Petek, M., Çavuşoğlu, E., Çetin, E., & Çetin, İ. (2021). Proximate composition of leg meat of slow and fast-growing broiler in different Housing systems. Acta Veterinaria Eurasia, 48(1), 78-82.

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