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Mandelup lupins (Lupinus angustifolius L.) and enzyme supplementation do not affect carcass composition and meat quality of pigs

Kim, J.C., Mullan, B.P., Nicholls, R., D'Souza, D. and Pluske, J. (2007) Mandelup lupins (Lupinus angustifolius L.) and enzyme supplementation do not affect carcass composition and meat quality of pigs. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 25 - 28 October, Brisbane, Australia p. 45.

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Abstract

Feeding albus lupin seed to pigs is known to decrease dressing percentage due to gut fill and intestinal cell proliferation. In addition, feeding lupins to pigs has been shown to decrease backfat thickness, without influencing carcass leanness and lean meat percentage in the ham. Enzyme supplementation can alter protein digestibility and this may have an effect on carcass composition. The impacts of including high levels of recently released cultivars of Australian sweet lupins (ASL) (Lupinus angustifolius) and the interaction of lupins with supplemental enzymes on carcass composition and indices of meat quality have not been examined. The purposes of this experiment were to examine 1) whether increasing use of the current variety of ASL seed (cv. Mandelup) and addition of multi-enzyme influences carcass characteristics of pigs and 2) whether high inclusion levels of ASL influences meat quality traits.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2007 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14292
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