Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 2,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Fatty acid composition of fat tail, visceral and meat fat of three Iranian sheep breeds


Masoud Alipanah 1*, Naser Emamjomeh Kashan 2

Recieved Date: 2011-01-10, Accepted Date: 2011-04-08


The effects of breeds, docking fat-tail and location sampling on fatty acid composition were studied. Lambs from three Iranian breeds, Baluchi, Kurdi and Badgeisy were used for this study. The breeds were reared for meat and wool production. A total of 206 male lambs (62 Baluchi, 67 Kurdi and 77 Badgeisy) were used to determine fatty acid profile of fat-tail, visceral fat and meat fat, they were divided into two groups, either docking or non- docking fat-tail and the lambs were fed two levels of energy diet (high and low). The lambs were group fed indoors for 60 days. The fatty acid composition of the lipids was significantly influenced by breed type and location sampling (P<0.0). Badgheisy lipids had higher content of unsaturated fatty acids (52.60% vs. 50.50% and 49.80%, P<0.01) and lower saturated fatty acid content (46.90% vs. 48.20% and 49.60%, P<0.01) and fat-tail had higher unsaturated fatty acid content (8.10% vs. 43.20% and 52.5%, P<0.01) and lower saturated fatty acid content (41.80% vs. 56.80% and 46.60%, P<0.01).


Fatty acids, fat tail, visceral fat, meat fat, Iranian sheep, Kurdi, Baluchi, Badgeisy, docked tail, saturated fatty acid, unsaturated fatty acid

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 416-418

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