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The pulck includes:
the heart, lungs and trachea.
The viscera includes:
the rumen, large intestine, small intestine and liver.
Define what the pelt is
The pelt in a sheepskin that has been tanned with the fleece still attached.
What is fisting?
What type of stunning is acceptable for lambs?
electrical and mechanical
What vein and artery are severed when sticking the lamb?
What are the key factors that should be considered when handling and moving lambs prior to slaughter?
Storm term excitement, over-heating or rough handling shortly before slaughter are sometimes affected by the "fiery fat" and very dark colored lean condition. Avoid lifting lamb if possible when unloading, DO NOT lift by wool! Avoid frightening lambs so they do not pile together, some may be smother and die.
Lambs should be help without feed for how long?
from 12 to 24 hours
Define fell membrane
Thin connective tissue membrane
What is the purpose of fisting?
Fisting seperates the pelt from the carcess.
Name the vein and artery that are severed by sticking.
carotid arteries and the jugular vein.
Do old lambs have a spool joint or a break joint?
mature lambs develop a fused "spool joint" and young lambs possess a "break joint".
What is the typical dressing percentage for market lambs? Why do lambs have a low dressing percentage relative to other species?
average different DP's. Beef cattle 58-62% (heifers generally about 1% lower than steers), hogs 74% and market lambs 54%.
It's lower do to there wool.
Dress off items include?
head, pelt, forefeet and hind feet.
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