The relationship among pre and post slaughter traits of American Bronze Turkey


MENDES M. , KARABAYIR A. , ERSOY I., Savas T.

ARCHIV FUR TIERZUCHT-ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL BREEDING, vol.48, no.3, pp.283-289, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/aab-48-283-2005
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIV FUR TIERZUCHT-ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL BREEDING
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-289

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the relations among the pre- and post-slaughter traits of American bronze turkeys. Birds were raised under three different lighting regimes. Pre-slaughter traits were measured when the birds were 15-, 20-, and 30-weeks of age. Canonical correlation analysis showed that as the birds aged the relations among the pre- and post-slaughter characters became more pronounced, Coefficients of determination (R-2) were 63.6-82.8% when pre-slaughter characteristics were measured at the 15(th) week, 84.8-94.6% at the 20(th) week, and 91.3-99.1% at the 30(th) week, respectively.