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A GR/Impedance probe proves unsuitable for measuring GR depth in Australian lamb carcases

Fowler, S.M., Hoban, J.M., van de Ven, R., Boyce, M., Williams, A., Pethick, D.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677 and Hopkins, D.L. (2017) A GR/Impedance probe proves unsuitable for measuring GR depth in Australian lamb carcases. Meat Science, 129 . pp. 71-73.

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Multiple studies were conducted at 3 abattoirs to determine the potential of a dual function GR/Impedance probe to measure GR soft- tissue depth (depth at the 12th rib, 110 mm from the mid line of the carcase) of typical lamb carcases processed in Australia. Lamb carcases (1016) were measured approximately 25 min post slaughter with the probe and a GR knife as the most commonly used measurement. Modelling indicated that variation in the measurement using the probe compared to the measurement using the knife occurred with increasing carcase weight and fatness as well as between different abattoirs. Consequently, the probe in its current design cannot provide the repeatable measurement required by industry

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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