Can post-weaning performance affect meat quality in pigs?
A study comparing the meat qualities of faster and slower-growing pigs.
Year of Publication2010
Faster growth rates in pigs which are reared for meat have become more desirable. However, results of studies comparing meat quality from faster and slower-growing pigs have often been conflicting. This study concluded that the cooked meat from faster-growing pigs with better post-weaning performance was preferred to that of slower-growing pigs of the same breed. This indicates the benefit of improving post-weaning growth.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Food & drink > Meat & processed meats
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Pig production
Additional keywords/tagspig nutrition
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