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Comparison of Serial Ultrasonic Measurements of Loin Muscle Area, Backfat, and Intramuscular Fat Percentage Between Pigs Sired by Boars from Two Different Time Periods

Authors
  • Clint R. Schwab (Iowa State University)
  • Thomas J. Baas (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Results of this study demonstrate that significant progress toward the enhancement of carcass composition has been realized within the Duroc breed since the mid 1980’s; however, this improvement has been at the expense of meat quality traits such as intramuscular fat. This report also suggests that the deposition rates and growth patters of loin muscle area, tenth-rib backfat, and intramuscular fat percentage have not been significantly affected by long-term selection for increased carcass leanness.

Keywords: ASL R1945

How to Cite:

Schwab, C. R. & Baas, T. J., (2004) “Comparison of Serial Ultrasonic Measurements of Loin Muscle Area, Backfat, and Intramuscular Fat Percentage Between Pigs Sired by Boars from Two Different Time Periods”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-738

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Published on
01 Jan 2004
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