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Diets Differing in Energy and Fiber Content Affected Adipose Tissue Quality of Carcasses from Pigs Divergently Selected for Residual Feed Intake

Authors
  • Emily Arkfield (Iowa State University)
  • Emily Hamman (Iowa State University)
  • Jordy E. Berger (Iowa State University)
  • Roger Johnson (Farmland Foods)
  • Jennifer Young (Iowa State University)
  • John F. Patience (Iowa State University)
  • Jack C. M. Dekkers (Iowa State University)
  • Nicholas K. Gabler (Iowa State University)
  • Steven M. Lonergan (Iowa State University)
  • Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan orcid logo (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The goal of this experiment was to determine the impact of high and low energy diets on adipose tissue quality of animals selected for divergent residual feed intake (RFI). Pigs of a low RFI (efficient) line and high RFI (less efficient) line were placed on either a high energy, low fiber (HELF) diet or a low energy, high fiber (LEHF) diet. Line had no impact on adipose tissue color or iodine value. Regardless of line, feeding a diet low in energy resulted in adipose tissue with a darker colored and increased iodine value, when compared to adipose tissue from animals fed a high energy diet.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Arkfield, E., Hamman, E., Berger, J. E., Johnson, R., Young, J., Patience, J. F., Dekkers, J. C., Gabler, N. K., Lonergan, S. M. & Huff-Lonergan, E. J., (2014) “Diets Differing in Energy and Fiber Content Affected Adipose Tissue Quality of Carcasses from Pigs Divergently Selected for Residual Feed Intake”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 11(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1189

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Published on
01 Jan 2014
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