Utilising heavy lamb carcases


The Nutritive Value and Eating Quality of Australian lamb cuts

This work is being undertaken to provide an information resource regarding large lamb cuts in terms of eating and nutritional qualities, estimated weights and the contribution to total yield, and best cooking methods. Furthermore, efforts to identify potential novel cuts with applicability to large lamb carcases is being undertaken using information from lamb and other animal species within Australian and international markets.

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Preparing the market for larger lamb carcases

The percentage of heavy lambs (those greater than 25 kg carcase weight) in Australia’s national flock is increasing due to industry wide improvements in growth rates, carcase weights and leanness; largely a result of genetic improvement. This trend is likely to continue creating a strong disconnect between industry production trends and consumer wants and needs.

To maximise the utilisation of these larger carcases, research into new ways to break down a lamb carcase into smaller cuts as well as more information on the pricing and nutrition of those cuts, has been carried out.

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New cuts for larger lambs

Compact Shoulder Roast & Round Bone Piece

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Compact Shoulder Roast

The Compact Shoulder Roast (CSR) is a small serving size roast perfect for the modern consumer.

 

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Practical Wisdom Notes / Fact Sheets

PW3.2 Meat Science & consumer eating quality

In this series:

  1. Achieving a brilliant finish to your lambs
  2. Achieving target pH and temperature declines to improve meat quality
  3. Bone growth and selection for muscling
  4. Intramuscular fat: The key to maintaining eating quality while improving lean meat yield
  5. Electrical stimulation for improved eating quality
  6. Meat colour and shelf life
  7. Optimising breeding objectives for current and future markets

Technical notes:

  1. Lamb nutritional value
  2. Lamb weight and growth rate
  3. Lamb eating quality
  4. New breeding values for yield and eating quality

Products & Training Resources

New cuts for larger lambs

New cuts for larger lambs

The Nutritive Value and Eating Quality of Australian lamb cuts

Utilising heavy lamb carcases

News Releases

New insights to deliver custom-fitted lamb exports for US and China
Lamb eating quality trials have identified new opportunities to grow the valuable Chinese and United States markets, with the consumer insights to enable the sheepmeat value chain to better address quality and price demands. The USA and China are two of Australia’s strongest sheepmeat export markets, but until now insights into consumer perceptions of Australian sheepmeat have been limited. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/new-insights-to-deliver-customfitted-lamb-exports-for-us-and-china-04-05-2017.php
Is long-haul shipping affecting the eating quality of Aussie lamb exports?
Sheepmeat researchers are tackling the problem of what impact long-haul shipping routes have on eating quality, with a new series of consumer trials planned for the United States. Following feedback from American consumers that Australian lamb has a ‘gamey’ flavour, Murdoch University post-graduate researcher Maddison Corlett is examining whether this is true and the possible causes of this perception. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/is-longhaul-shipping-affecting-the-eating-quality-of-aussie-lamb-exports-03-04-2017.php
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