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Effect of Handling Cattle During Transport and Marketing on Quality of Beef | OMICS International| Abstract
ISSN: 2332-2608

Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production
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  • J Fisheries Livest Prod,
  • DOI: 10.4172/2332-2608.1000305

Effect of Handling Cattle During Transport and Marketing on Quality of Beef

Melkam Aleme* and Gubil Bekele
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Department, Animal Science Program, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Melkam Aleme, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Department, Animal Science Program, Ethiopia, Tel: +251 914625627, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jun 22, 2021 / Accepted Date: Jul 15, 2021 / Published Date: Jul 22, 2021

Abstract

The review summarizes the effect of pre-slaughter handling of cattle, mainly during transport and marketing on quality of beef. During transportation animals suffer too many stress full conditions such as improper handling on loading and un-loading, heat stress, improper ventilation in truck, long distance transport ether by trucking or on feet, feed and water deprivations and cattle with different age loaded on same trucker. In other hand effect of marketing were critical causes of stress due to condition variation for the cattle including temperature, cold, crowding, noise, fighting, lair age for time of recovery after long distance traveling to market. Meat quality affected by those preslaughter conditions which cause different physical and chemical changes that causes to loss the quality attributes which unacceptable by consumers those changes of beef quality related to the color, PH, tenderness, flavor, beef health and water holding capacity. Thus implies more research and policy maker’s suggestions including other participants in the marketing system as well as stockholder need to improve beef quality arises from pre-slaughter conditions in terms of transport and marketing facilities critical issues in developing countries and further need of research technologies in developed countries.

Keywords: Transport; Marketing; Quality; Beef cattle

Citation: Aleme M, Bekele G (2021) Effect of Handling Cattle During Transport and Marketing on Quality of Beef. J Fisheries Livest Prod 9: 305. Doi: 10.4172/2332-2608.1000305

Copyright: ©2021 Aleme M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

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