THE DYNAMICS OF PIG CARCASSES CLASSIFICATION IN ROMANIA BETWEEN 2009–2015, BY MANUAL METHOD THE ZWEI PUNKTE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4
Written by Mirela CĂRĂTUȘ STANCIU, Monica Esperance GĂUREANU, Mariana Carmen BURTEA, Livia VIDU, Iulian VLAD, Nicolae CĂRĂTUȘ

This paper presents the analysis of the evolution of pig carcasses classification in Romania by the method: Zwei Punkte (ZP), during 2009-2015. This method of classification is generally used in low-capacity slaughterhouses, which in the previous year sacrificed less than 200 pig heads /week. The data were gathered from the national classification commission and from the specialty inspectors. The data were processed, analyzed and interpreted as to the number of pigs carcasses classified by this method. Also, the evolution of the quality of the carcasses classified by manual method ZP was also analyzed. The quality of the carcasses was assessed on the basis of the following indicators: the thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer, the thickness of the Gluteus medius muscle and the percentage of lean meat in the carcass, as well of their correlation. The best quality of carcasses classified by the ZP method was recorded in 2014 with an average of 60.0% lean meat. During the analyzed period the carcass quality has a high constancy without any special fluctuations.

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CĂRĂTUȘ STANCIU M., GĂUREANU M.E., BURTEA M.C., VIDU L., VLAD I., CĂRĂTUȘ N. 2017, THE DYNAMICS OF PIG CARCASSES CLASSIFICATION IN ROMANIA BETWEEN 2009–2015, BY MANUAL METHOD THE ZWEI PUNKTE. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 85-90.


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