Livestock Studies 1999, Vol 39, Num, 2     (Pages: 001-006)

Fattening performance and carcass characteristics of polish holstein bulls

Hasan BAŞPINAR 1 ,Mustafa OĞAN 1 ,Faruk BALCI 1

1 Uludağ Üniversitesi.Veteriner Fakültesi Zootekni Anabilim Dalı- Bursa - Detection of yield performances of Holstein breed from various origin is important from the point of directing to Halstein breeding in Turkey.

The aim of this study was to investigate the fattening performances and carcass characteristics of Polish Holstein bulls.

During the fattening period, the average daily live weight gain and intakes of dry matter for per kg of live weight gain were found as 1.172 kg and 8.68 kg respectively.

Cold dressing percentage, bone, first quality meat and meat rates in cold carvass were determined as 55.23 %, 17.18 %, 20.68 % and 79.69 % respectively.

It was concluded that Polish Holstein bulls could be slaughtered at 550 kg live weight without over fattening and could be used as fattening cattle in Turkey. Keywords : Holish Holstein, fattening performance, carcass characteristics