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Tenderness

Electrical stimulation enhances meat quality by improving tenderness and meat colour and is helping Australian processors to consistently deliver quality sheep meat.

A number of electrical inputs are available to improve meat quality:
• Medium voltage electrical stimulation units at the start and the end of the chain can improve tenderness and meat colour by increasing the rate of pH decline.
• High frequency immobilisation at the start of the chain reduces animal movement and improves occupational health and safety.
• Low or medium voltage electrical stimulation at the start of the chain can increase the amount of collectable blood and also reduces waste.

The Sheep CRC has worked with lamb and sheepmeat processors to assist them in refining the use of their electrical stimulation systems.

Ongoing work, particularly when lambs from the Sheep CRC’s Information Nucleus flocks have been slaughtered, has been used to audit the functioning of systems, with follow-up assistance provided.

Properly functioning electrical stimulation systems are an important contributor to allow processors to deliver within the Meat Standards Australia lamb and sheepmeat program.

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Practical Wisdom Notes Reports, Articles and Presentations

Practical Wisdom Notes / Fact Sheets

Practical Wisdom Notes - Quality Sheepmeat Series

Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.


Reports, Articles and Presentations

Publications - Meat

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Sheep CRC 2010 Conference Papers - Meat

This Conference combined world class science with its practical application.


Wool meets Meat - 2006 Conference Papers - Meat Science

Sheep CRC Practical Wisdom Notes is a series of technical notes to assist sheep producers to make sound decisions about technology and practices and then to have the know-how to implement their decisions.