Source

Industry Sector: Cattle and Small Stock
Research Focus Area: Animal Products, Quality and Value-adding
Research Institute: University of Pretoria
Researcher: Prof Edward Webb

Aims Of The Project

1. To compile a comprehensive literature review on current chilling and electrical stimulation guidelines.

2. To compare chilling and electrical stimulation of selected cattle breeds of different carcass weights and to evaluate the effects of different chilling regimes and different stimulation procedures on carcass and meat quality attributes.

3. To make recommendations to the meat industry on acceptable ways of chilling and stimulating carcasses in order to obtain the best quality carcasses and meat.

Executive Summary

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