Estimation of genetic parameters for growth performance and carcass traits in Mukota pigs.

  title={Estimation of genetic parameters for growth performance and carcass traits in Mukota pigs.},
  author={Michael Chimonyo and Kennedy Dzama},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  volume={1 3},
The objective of the study was to determine genetic parameters for growth and carcass traits in Mukota pigs, maintained on a fibrous diet. Records (n = 1961) were obtained from a population housed at the University of Zimbabwe Farm (Harare, Zimbabwe) between January 1998 and August 2003. Backfat thickness was measured at 50 and 75 mm (K5 and K7.5), respectively. Carcass length (CL) was measured from the anterior edge of the first rib to the pubic bone using a measuring tape. Variance components… CONTINUE READING

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