Coming soon: webinar on meat quality

05-07-2023 | |
Coming soon: webinar on meat quality

Meat quality is not just a matter of doing things right in the packing plant. Proper meat quality starts during the life of chickens, pigs and veal calves. Aspects related to nutrition and genetics, for instance, also play a major role. Tune in on 6 July for a free webinar on optimising meat quality, to be broadcast at 3pm (CET).

​Genetics, farming conditions and nutrition, to name a few, play a tremendous role in the eventual meat quality. Those aspects will be discussed in this webinar. The emphasis will be on pigs and pork but attention will also be given to poultry meat and veal.

The purpose of keeping animals in the livestock business is to ensure that consumers have access to safe, nutritious and healthy meat. While the processing plant plays a role, what animals experience during their lives determines, to a large degree, what consumers will find on their plate. Examples of that will be illustrated by 3 expert speakers in this webinar, which is hosted by All About Feed.

Pork quality: a complex concept!

Dr Bénédicte Lebret, senior scientist, INRAE, France

Dr Bénédicte Lebret is senior scientist at the French Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE). In her presentation, she will focus on the various quality attributes of pork. She will also look at how to improve pork quality attributes along the value chain from farm to fork. Finally, she will talk about combining genetic and nutritional strategies to improve intrinsic and extrinsic quality attributes of pork.

L-selenomethionine for sustainable meat production

Jolien van Soest, central technical manager, Orffa

Jolien van Soest will take a deep dive into the world of L-selenomethionine and its impact on meat production. A growing demand for meat highlights the importance of sustainable meat production, such as longer shelf-life and less rejection of meat for human consumption. A trial in bull calves shows how L-selenomethionine compared to sodium selenite can improve tenderness, final pH and purge. This allows for more efficient meat production. Jolien will share data from trials with swine and broilers, showing similar positive effects of L-selenomethionine on meat quality.

Using genetics to achieve meat quality standards

Dr Grant Walling, senior service geneticist, Topigs Norsvin

The last speaker of the webinar will zoom in on the role genetics can play in achieving higher levels of meat quality. Dr Walling will discuss market segmentation for meat quality and will zoom into the questions how different products target different quality segments, how his genetics company is creating product differences using genetics. He will close off spending attention to challenges of realising meat quality in the product supply chain.

Starting time of the meat quality webinar

Starting time of the webinar on Thursday, 6 July, is 3pm CET. That time corresponds to the following times:

  • Sydney, NSW, Australia: 11pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: 10pm

  • Beijing, China: 9pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: 8pm

  • New Delhi, India: 6.30pm

  • Dubai, UAE: 5pm

  • Kyiv, Ukraine: 4pm

  • London, UK: 2pm

  • São Paulo, SP, Brazil: 10am

  • New York, NY, United States: 9am

  • Chicago, IL, United States: 8am

  • Salt Lake City, UT, United States: 7am

  • Los Angeles, CA, United States: 6am

Ter Beek
Vincent Ter Beek Editor: Pig Progress