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Blomander, Filippa, 2017. Evaluation of marbling bonuses : have it resulted in more marbled animals and what are the farmers perception. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

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Marbling is visible intramuscular fat that directly or indirectly contributes to sensory attributes in meat, for example tenderness, juiciness and taste. Because of this marbling is an interesting trait when discussing meat quality. The purpose of this study were to investigate if the number of marbled animals delivered to KLS Ugglarps has increased since the introduction of bonus paying system for marbled animals. KLS Ugglarps provided data from 31 000 animals collected between August 2013 and October 2016. The dataset contained information on breed, sex, age, weight, marbling class, fat and carcass classification etc. The dataset were categorised and analysed. Result from the statistical analysis implies that the percentage of marbled animals has increased during the studied time. The aim was also to get an opinion of the farmers view on marbling and the new bonus-system. Eight farmers, selected by KLS Ugglarps, and two cattle-advisors were interviewed. The interest and knowledge in marbling varied among the farmers but all of them had an opinion on the subject. Many of the farmers thought that the marbling bonus system was a step in the right directions for higher quality Swedish beef. And

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Marmorering är synligt intramuskulärt fett som bidrar till sensoriska egenskaper hos kött som mörhet, saftighet och smak. På grund av detta är marmorering en intressant egenskap när man talar om kött kvalitet. Syftet med denna studie var att reda på om antalet marmorerad djur levererade till KLS Ugglarps ökat sedan införandet av ett bonus betalningssystem för marmorerade djur. KLS Ugglarps tillhandahöll data från 31 000 insamlat mellan augusti 2013 och oktober 2016. Datasetet innehöll information om ras, kön, ålder, vikt marmorerings klass och klassning på slaktkropp och fettansättning med mera. Datasetet kategoriserades och analyserades. Resultaten från den statistiska analysen antyder att andelen marmorerade djur har ökat under den undersökta tidsperioden. Målet var också att få en uppfattning om lantbrukarnas syn på marmorering och det ny införda bonussystemet. KLS Ugglarps valde ut åtta bönder som intervjuades. Intresset och kunskapen rörande marmorering varierade mellan bönderna, men alla hade en åsikt i ämnet. Många av lantbrukarna tyckte att marmorering bonus systemet var ett steg i rätt riktning mot högre kvalitet på svenskt nötkött.

Main title:Evaluation of marbling bonuses
Subtitle:have it resulted in more marbled animals and what are the farmers perception
Authors:Blomander, Filippa
Supervisor:Arvidsson Segerkvist, Katarina
Examiner:Karlsson, Anders
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:724
Year of Publication:2017
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:VY001 Agricultural Science Programme - Animal Science 270 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:marbling, beef, qualitive interviews, farmers preception
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9214
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9214
Subjects:Animal genetics and breeding
Language:English
Deposited On:29 Jan 2018 09:17
Metadata Last Modified:25 Feb 2019 13:38

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