Next Article in Journal
Nondestructive Detection of Weight Loss Rate, Surface Color, Vitamin C Content, and Firmness in Mini-Chinese Cabbage with Nanopackaging by Fourier Transform-Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Next Article in Special Issue
Characterization and Discrimination of Key Aroma Compounds in Pre- and Postrigor Roasted Mutton by GC-O-MS, GC E-Nose and Aroma Recombination Experiments
Previous Article in Journal
Kinetics of Colour Development during Frying of Potato Pre-Treated with Pulsed Electric Fields and Blanching: Effect of Cultivar
Previous Article in Special Issue
Fatty Acids and Nutraceutical Properties of Lipids in Fallow Deer (Dama dama) Meat Produced in Organic and Conventional Farming Systems
 
 
Article

The Meat Quality Characteristics of Holstein Calves: The Story of Israeli ‘Dairy Beef’

1
Beef Cattle Section, Newe-Ya’ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
2
Institute of Plant Sciences, Newe-Ya’ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Benjamin W. B. Holman, Eric Nanthan Ponnampalam and Thierry Astruc
Foods 2021, 10(10), 2308; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10102308
Received: 8 August 2021 / Revised: 12 September 2021 / Accepted: 23 September 2021 / Published: 29 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Meat Products: From Animal (Farm) to Meal (Fork))
Global animal production systems are often criticized for their lack of sustainability and insufficient resilience to ensure food security. The ‘farm-to-fork’ approach aims at orienting food systems towards the creation of a positive environmental impact, nutritious, healthy, safe and sufficient foods, and fairer economic returns for primary producers. Many countries rely on an imported supply of live animals to fulfill their needs for fresh meat. In Israel, ~60% of the sources of fresh beef come from the import of live animals. In order to encourage sustainable beef production in Israel, the proportion of local beef should be raised at the expense of imported animals. However, for this to be achieved, the superior performance of local beef should be justified. The current study was conducted to compare between the meat quality characteristics of local (Israeli Holstein; N = 205) vs. imported (Australian; N = 169) animals. Generally, while the imported calves presented a higher dressing percentage (p < 0.0001), the local animals were characterized by tenderer meat (p < 0.0001), longer sarcomeres (p < 0.0001), higher a* color attributes and pH (p < 0.001), superior cooking (p = 0.002) and thawing loss (p < 0.0001), higher intra-muscular fat (IMF) content, and a higher PUFA proportion (p < 0.01 and p < 0.0001, respectively) and PUFA:SFA ratio. The findings shown herein may provide sound arguments for stakeholders and policy makers to facilitate sustainable local beef production in Israel. View Full-Text
Keywords: Holstein; beef; imported animals; local breeds; sustainability; meat quality Holstein; beef; imported animals; local breeds; sustainability; meat quality
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Shabtay, A.; Shor-Shimoni, E.; Orlov, A.; Agmon, R.; Trofimyuk, O.; Tal, O.; Cohen-Zinder, M. The Meat Quality Characteristics of Holstein Calves: The Story of Israeli ‘Dairy Beef’. Foods 2021, 10, 2308. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10102308

AMA Style

Shabtay A, Shor-Shimoni E, Orlov A, Agmon R, Trofimyuk O, Tal O, Cohen-Zinder M. The Meat Quality Characteristics of Holstein Calves: The Story of Israeli ‘Dairy Beef’. Foods. 2021; 10(10):2308. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10102308

Chicago/Turabian Style

Shabtay, Ariel, Einav Shor-Shimoni, Ala Orlov, Rotem Agmon, Olena Trofimyuk, Ofir Tal, and Miri Cohen-Zinder. 2021. "The Meat Quality Characteristics of Holstein Calves: The Story of Israeli ‘Dairy Beef’" Foods 10, no. 10: 2308. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10102308

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop