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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.

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pig nutrition
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