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Evaluation of Age, Gender, Strain, and Diet on the Cooked Yield and Shear Values of Broiler Breast Fillets

G. H. Poole, C. E. Lyon, R. J. Buhr, L. L. Young, A. Alley, J. B. Hess, S. F. Bilgili, J. K. Northcutt
1999 Journal of Applied Poultry Research  
The poultry industry has long been interested in determining the factors affecting tenderness as well as the ways that these factors could be modified to meet the demands of the consumer. The effect of age of the bird at time of slaughter has been investigated, with vary-ing results. The effects of three different ages (11, 20, and 52 wk) on the tenderness of chicken breast muscle has been examined. Tenderness, as measured by Warner-Bratzler (WB) shear or by taste panel, decreased as the birds
more » ... eased as the birds got older [l]. The effects of age on tenderness using birds from 8-10 wk, 6 months, and 1-1.5 yr of age were evaluated, using a
doi:10.1093/japr/8.2.170 fatcat:ma34r3fw2fhq7dhv67uyzeyipe