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Effects of Finishing Pigs in Hoop Structures on Swine Performance, Pork Composition, and Pork Quality

Authors
  • Brenda Patton (Iowa State University)
  • Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan orcid logo (Iowa State University)
  • Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University)
  • Steven M. Lonergan (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine the extent to which finishing pigs in deep bedded hoop structures affects swine performance, pork composition and pork quality. Pigs finished in Hoop barns pigs gained significantly less per day and required significantly more feed for lean growth than pigs finished in confinement. Carcasses from confinement pigs had lower calculated percent fat free lean than carcasses from hoop finished pigs. Finishing environment did not affect pork quality.

Keywords: ASL R2162

How to Cite:

Patton, B. & Huff-Lonergan, E. J. & Honeyman, M. S. & Lonergan, S. M., (2006) “Effects of Finishing Pigs in Hoop Structures on Swine Performance, Pork Composition, and Pork Quality”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 3(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1241

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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