Gender effects on eating quality

The effect of sex on the eating quality of lamb loin chops


Male lambs are castrated for a combination of reasons related to the management of the animals during production and meat quality.  The aim of this project was to compare the eating quality of male, castrate and female lambs and compare either castrate or male lambs against female lambs from the same farms.

Who did the work?

The work was undertaken by Bristol University and was funded by HCC, EBLEX Ltd, QMS and LMC (Northern Ireland).


A full report can be found here.