Evaluation of sensory characteristics of sheep and goat meat by Procrustes Analysis

Keskin S., Kor A., Karaca S.

CZECH JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, vol.57, no.11, pp.516-521, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.17221/6384-cjas
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.516-521
  • Keywords: configuration, consensus, dimension, fattening, goat, pasture, rotation, sheep, QUALITY, SEX
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Relationships between sensory variables, species, feeding systems, and panelists were examined by Procrustes Analysis. Six meat groups considering species and feeding type combinations were evaluated by ten panelists for five sensory characteristics (colour, texture, odour, taste, and acceptability). These characteristics were assessed using a nine-point hedonic scale (9 = extremely enjoy, 1 = extremely dislike). Generalized Procrustes Analysis was performed and 61.11% of the total variability was explained by the first two dimensions that correspond to Factor 1 and Factor 2. The first one accounted for 33.99% and the second for 27.12%. Results showed that pasture conditions were reflected in all sensory characteristics of meat of Hair goat as well as Karakas sheep. This study concluded that meat of sheep and goats reared in pasture conditions was more preferable as concerns sensory characteristics than that of fattening animals or those reared in intensive conditions.