Conjugated linoleic acid improves feed efficiency, decreases subcutaneous fat, and improves certain aspects of meat quality in stress-genotype pigs.

@article{Wiegand2001ConjugatedLA,
  title={Conjugated linoleic acid improves feed efficiency, decreases subcutaneous fat, and improves certain aspects of meat quality in stress-genotype pigs.},
  author={Bryon R. Wiegand and Frederick C. Parrish and Jaclyn Swan and Stephan Thordal Larsen and Tom J. Baas},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={2187-95}
}
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) was supplemented to crossbred growing-finishing barrows (n = 60) at 0.75% of the total diet. Pigs were randomly assigned to the CLA or control diets based on stress genotype (negative, carrier, or positive). Gain:feed was higher for CLA diet animals (350 g/kg feed) than for control diet animals (330 g/kg feed) independent of genotype (P < 0.05). No differences were observed for ADG for the diets (P = 0.71) or genotype classes (P = 0.40). Postmortem pH was lower (P… CONTINUE READING