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Carcass characteristics of Nordic native cattle breeds

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dc.contributor.author Therkildsen, Margrethe
dc.contributor.author Vestergaard, Mogens
dc.contributor.author Kargo, Morten
dc.contributor.author Keto, Liisa
dc.contributor.author Ertbjerg, Per
dc.contributor.author Þorkelsson, Guðjón
dc.contributor.author Guðjónsdóttir, María
dc.contributor.author Kjetså, Maria
dc.contributor.author Honkatukia, Mervi
dc.contributor.author Egelandsdal, Bjørg
dc.contributor.author Svartedal, Nina
dc.contributor.author Røe, Morten
dc.contributor.author Fikse, Freddy W.
dc.contributor.author Karlsson, Anders H.
dc.contributor.author Hessle, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2023-07-01T01:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2023-07-01T01:05:22Z
dc.date.issued 2023-02-06
dc.identifier.citation Therkildsen , M , Vestergaard , M , Kargo , M , Keto , L , Ertbjerg , P , Þorkelsson , G , Guðjónsdóttir , M , Kjetså , M , Honkatukia , M , Egelandsdal , B , Svartedal , N , Røe , M , Fikse , F W , Karlsson , A H & Hessle , A 2023 , ' Carcass characteristics of Nordic native cattle breeds ' , Genetic Resources , vol. 4 , no. 7 , pp. 1-19 . https://doi.org/10.46265/genresj.LWUP7415
dc.identifier.issn 2708-3764
dc.identifier.other 155769072
dc.identifier.other 29109150-b8a6-43f9-a18d-02eacf98da80
dc.identifier.other 85151528547
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.46265/genresj.lwup7415
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/4362
dc.description Funding Information: This work was the outcome of a Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) network – ’Nordic Native Meat’ – running from 2018–2021. The authors wish to acknowledge the support from NKJ for network activities. Publisher Copyright: © Copyright 2023 the Authors.
dc.description.abstract Native livestock breeds are part of the history of the Nordic people and comprise a resource for future food production. In this study, net gain and carcass characteristics of two Danish, three Finnish, one Icelandic, six Norwegian and five Swedish native cattle breeds were retrieved and compared to commercial breeds: two beef breeds and two dairy breeds. Breed data were collected from national databases and sorted into six animal categories: young bull, bull, steer, heifer, young cow and cow, for which means and standard deviations were calculated within each country. The native breeds ranged from small-sized milking type breeds with low net gain, carcass weights and EUROP classification to larger multipurpose breeds with high net gains, carcass weights and EUROP classification. All Finnish and most of the Norwegian and Swedish native breeds had lower net gain and carcass weight than the dairy breeds in the same category and country, but with similar carcass conformation and fatness scores. The two Danish native breeds had higher net gain, carcass weight and conformation class than the reference dairy breed, but lower than the reference beef breeds. The net gain and carcass traits of the Icelandic native breed were similar to the smallest-sized native breeds from the other countries. The carcass traits of the native breeds indicate that they have comparative advantages in an extensive production system based on forage and marginal grasslands. They may also succeed better in the value-added markets than in mainstream beef production.
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dc.format.extent 1576100
dc.format.extent 1-19
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Genetic Resources; 4(7)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject carcass conformation
dc.subject carcass fatness
dc.subject carcass weight
dc.subject cattle production
dc.subject genetic resources
dc.subject mea production
dc.subject Native cattle breeds
dc.subject slaughter categories
dc.subject weight gain
dc.subject Agronomy and Crop Science
dc.subject Animal Science and Zoology
dc.subject Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
dc.subject Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
dc.title Carcass characteristics of Nordic native cattle breeds
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi 10.46265/genresj.LWUP7415
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dc.contributor.department Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition

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