Quiz 4: Poultry and Egg Products

Biology

Various classes of meat type chicken are as follows: - 1. Roaster : - Aged 55-60 days and weighs between 5 to 8 lbs. 2. Broilers for deboning : - Consist of males with aged 45-56 days and weighing between 7 to 9 lbs. Used in making nuggets, patties and other high value products. 3. Capon : - These are surgically castrated males aged 14-15 weeks and weighing between 7 to 9 lbs., providing high value product due to fleshiness and tenderness. 4. Heavy hens : - These birds does no breed eggs, aged 15 month and weighs 5-5.5 lbs. Used in variety of soups, stews, precooked and canned items in diced form. According to the above mentioned data Capon are the heaviest and aged birds to be consumed and also they provide the highest value of product.

Meat type poultry according to age, average live and carcass weight, and dressage percentage are mentioned below: img According to the table above Turkey's have the greatest live and carcass weights with the highest dressing percentages.

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