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Pigs representing two crossbred genotypes, a breeding company hybrid (BCH) and a three breed cross (Hampshire x [Yorkshire x Duroc]) (HYD) were evaluated at five slaughter weights (SLW): 100, 115, 130, 145, and 160 kg. A total of 160 pigs were grown in like-sex (barrows [B] or gilts [G]), like-genotype groups, with four pigs/group, from 60 kg live weight. A(More)
Plants progress through several distinct developmental phases during their life cycle, including seed dormancy, vegetative growth, flowering and senescence. In addition to environmental factors such as light, endogenous cues guide these transitions. Endogenous signals may arise from programmed events responding to age, as in vegetative phase change or the(More)
The effects of many single stressors have been reported, but how pigs perform when subjected to more than one or two stressors at a time, as is common in commercial swine production, has not. To study this, 256 Yorkshire x Hampshire or purebred Duroc pigs (34.7+/-.5 kg) were subjected to one of the eight treatment combinations (2 x 2 x 2 factorial) of(More)
Different floor space allowances for dry, pregnant sows in pens were evaluated to determine the impacts of space on sow performance, productivity, and body lesions during 2 consecutive farrowings. Treatment groups of 5 sows/pen were assigned to 1.4, 2.3, or 3.3 m(2) of floor space/sow or of 5 sows in individual stalls (1.34 m(2)). The experiment consisted(More)
Results from univariate outbred F2 interval mapping and sib-pair analyses of 12 growth and 28 carcass traits to identify QTL on SSC 2, 6, 13, and 18 were compared. Phenotypic and genetic data were recorded on a three-generation resource population including 832 F2 pigs from a cross between three Berkshire sires and 18 Duroc dams. Thirty markers with an(More)
Growth performance, carcass characteristics, and meat quality of halothane carrier (Nn) and negative (NN) pigs grown from 40 kg live weight and slaughtered at three weights (110, 125, and 140 kg live weight) were studied. Daily gains were similar for the two genotypes (974 g for Nn and 964 g for NN), but Nn pigs had a higher gain:feed ratio than NN pigs (P(More)
The feed intake pattern and growth performance of boars, barrows, and gilts fed diets differing in lysine and protein content were measured on 120 crossbred pigs from 27 (SD 3.7) to 81.5 (SD 9.2) kg live weight. The pigs were housed in eight mixed-sex groups with five pigs of each sex in each group. They were fed from an electronic feed station that(More)
Fresh pork loins (n = 290) were selected from a commercial packing facility based on subjective marbling of the intact loin and 24-h pH to determine the influence of marbling on sensory attributes. The study was designed using pigs from a similar genetic background, raised in similar production facilities, and slaughtered on a single kill day to minimize(More)
Data on 74 trailer loads of finishing pigs (mean BW = 129.0, SEM = 0.63 kg) from wean-to-finish buildings on 2 farms within 1 production system were collected to investigate the effect of amount of floor space on the trailer (0.39 or 0.48 m2/pig) during transport on the incidence of losses (dead and nonambulatory pigs) at the packing plant and to study the(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of the Halothane (N) and Rendement Napole (RN) genes on carcass and meat quality characteristics in pigs. Halothane and RN carrier (Nn/RN- rn+) Hampshire boars (n = 4) were mated to dams that were homozygous for the normal allele of both genes (NN/rn+ rn+) to produce progeny of four genotypes: 1,(More)