Chilled lamb currently attracts a premium price over frozen accelerated conditioning and ageing (AC&A) lamb in New Zealand's traditional lamb markets. AC&A lamb is fully frozen within 48 h of slaughter (Hagyard, 1979). The price differential between chilled-never-frozen (CNF) and AC&A frozen lamb is due to CNF lamb having more reliable tenderness, less drip loss and longer colour display life than AC&A lamb. There is no clear evidence that the eating quality of CNF lamb is superior to... Continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 69, Christchurch, 108-111, 2009
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