Walkowicz, Ewa
January 2008
Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wroclawiu: Biolog;2008, Vol. 56 Issue 566, p161
Academic Journal
Meat usage and export of slaughter horses is s not very popular subject of discussion, although it is still one of the main branches of agriculture export. Therefore the present study detects, which type of the horses is preferred on Italian's market, which is the main consumer of horseflesh. The research is based on 3119 slaughter horses, bought by private importer. It has been found that, slaughter foals in age of 6 months, 1 year and youngsters have the biggest rate of demand. Whereas older slaughter horses in age above 12 years have the lowest rate of demand. Substantial proportion of slaughter animals come form meat breeding farms. The conclusion is that this type of usage is gradually transforming into professional branch of production.


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