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Research | SARChI Meat Science

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Research

Conservation and animal welfare
Meat quality, shelf-life and processed products
Pre-harvest quality determinants

Please note that students are listed in alphabetical order by surname

Conservation and animal welfare

Cornelia Kahl

Enhancing animal welfare and improving production performance in a feedlot by introducing forms of environmental enrichment.

MSc Agriculture

Liesel Laubscher

The use of various chemicals for improving the welfare of wildlife kept in bomas.

Research Associate

Sekiwe Mbande

Assessment of the diet composition of west coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) using stable isotopes and qPCR analysis.

PhD Agriculture

 

Andre Munian

Lipid metabolism of the west coast rock lobster (Jasus lalandii) – are there useful indicators for growth and reproductive success?

PhD Aquaculture

 

Tanja Novak

Acute and chronic effects of ocean acidification and warming on farmed South African abalone (Haliotis midae).

PhD Aquaculture

 


Meat quality, shelf-life and processed products

Leah Bessa

The determination of the proximate composition and microbiological load of five edible insect species, as well as the functional properties of Black soldier fly larvae and the production of a Vienna from Black soldier fly larvae.

MSc Food Science

Carla Beyers

Quantifying losses of biltong along the supply chain.

MSc Agricultural Economics

Chido Chakanya

Antioxidant status of droewors and salami from different games species.

PhD Agriculture

Sarah Erasmus

The authentication of regionally unique South African lamb.

PhD Food Science

Caitlin Firth

Variability in the nutritional and contaminant (heavy metal) composition of two species of commercially cultured mussel (Choromytilus meridionalis and Mytilus galloprovincialis) within South Africa

MSc Aquaculture

Zandré Germishuys

Occurrence of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli in ungulates

MSc Food Science

Maxine Jones

Use of ultrasound as a pre-treatment in the production of South African biltong

PhD Food Science

Leo Mahachi

Value addition of game species sausages using different levels of fat.

MSc Agriculture

Mzuvukile Mcayiya

Shelf life stability and ageing of eland/blesbok meat.

MSc Agriculture

Felicitas Mukumbo

The use of Moringa oleifera as a natural antioxidant in pork dröewors.

PhD Agriculture

Fundeka Ndyoki

Aging of different muscles of the Black Wildebeest.

MSc Food Science

Nwabisa Ngwendu

Factors affecting the tumbling process and drying kinetics of biltong.

MSc Agriculture

Bernadette O’Neill

Factors that influence the flesh quality of fish and other marine organisms.

Research Associate

Monlee Rudman (née Swanepoel)

Developing and evaluating various processed game meat products.

Post-doc

Pre-harvest quality determinants

Gregory Chingala

Prediction of beef production and quality of Malawi Zebu steers fed range-land based diets

PhD Agriculture

Martin de Klerk

The effect of the beta agonist Salbutamate on the growth, carcass characteristics and meat quality in feedlot lambs.

MSc Agriculture

Raoul du Toit

The use of R-Salbutamol as a growth agent in feedlot sheep rations.

MSc Agriculture

Colette Engelbrecht

The evaluation of locally produced protein sources in ostrich diets.

MSc Animal Sciences

Mariska Liebenberg

The effect of environmental enrichment on the meat quality and production of finishing lambs in a feedlot

MSc Animal Sciences

Carlos Nantapo

Growth performance, gut health, fatty acid, meat quality and gene expression in muscle fibre quality in broilers fed diets containing Moringa oleifera leaf meal

PhD Animal Science

Tersia Needham

The effects of immunocastration and its application in ram lambs.

PhD Agriculture

Xaviera Nel

Effects of Nutrifen and Nutrifen Plus on production parameters and blood profiles in pigs.

MSc Agriculture

Megan North

Describing and mitigating the effects of high temperatures on rabbit growth and meat production.

PhD Agriculture

Wonga Ntilini

Reproductive performance of Boran cows following oestrous synchronisation and artificial insemination.

MSc Agriculture

Marlien Prinsloo

Sheep sulbutamate residues.

MSc Meat Science

Michaela van den Honert

Determination of levels of antibiotic resistance genes and bacteria in the gut flora of ungulates.

MSc Food Science

Daniel van der Merwe

Developing models for the growth and production of South African sheep breeds.

PhD Agriculture

Liesel van Emmenes

The use of larvae meal as an alternative protein source: Exploring the potential benefits for the animal, farmer and consumer.

PhD Agriculture

 

Louisa van Wyk

Evaluation and determination of optimal pre- and post-slaughter conditions to eradicate chevon challenges in the South African Meat Industry.

PhD Agriculture