Biological Sciences, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 1-15; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Effect of Spatial Distribution on Meat Quality Traits of Buffalo in Bangladesh

Biological Sciences, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 1-15.

DOI: 10.31058/

Md. Moinul Hasan 1* , Md. touhiduzzaman Sarker 2 , Adhita Sri Prabakusuma 3 , Md Shahidul Islam 4

1 Animal Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

2 Department of Dairy Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

3 Department of Food Technology, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia

4 Department of Plant Pathology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, China

Received: 6 December 2017; Accepted: 17 December 2017; Published: 3 January 2018

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The experiment was carried out in to find out the Buffalo rearing practices and meat quality. Data were collected from three upazila namely Trisal in Mymensingh, Madargonj in Jamalpur and Pauba in Rajshahi districts of Bangladesh through interview schedule by selecting 15 respondents from these upazila who were involved in buffalo rearing. Data were collected from February to April 2016. The farmers of Pauba fed highest amount roughage (70%) and concentrate (8%) feed to the buffalo than other two regions of Bangladesh as well as give more permanent shelter (5%). But the farmers of Trisal in Mymensingh take more training (17%) on buffalo rearing than other two regions. Comparision of body height, face length, and ear length differs significantly (p<0.01) among the three groups. On the other hand, body length, chest girth, paunch girth, face width, horn length and tail length does not differ significantly among the three groups. CP contents differ significantly (p<0.05) among the three groups. The highest CP content was found in Mymensingh region than other two regions. On the other hand, EE, DM and Ash content does not differ significantly among the three groups. Comparision of pH, drip loss, cooking loss, and color differ significantly. The highest pH and drip loss were found in Jamalpur region than other two regions, but the highest cooking loss was found in Rajshahi region than other two regions. On the other hand, meat color also differs from region to region. TVC, TCC and YMC content of meat do not differ significantly among the three groups. On the basis of proximate analysis and microbial count quality, buffalo meat of Mymensingh region was better than other two regions in Bangladesh.


Buffalo, Meat Quality, Spatial Distribution, Bangladesh


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