Selection for lean growth efficiency in Duroc pigs influences pork quality.

@article{Lonergan2001SelectionFL,
  title={Selection for lean growth efficiency in Duroc pigs influences pork quality.},
  author={Steven Lonergan and Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan and Lindsay J Rowe and Daryl L. Kuhlers and Steve Jungst},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={2075-85}
}
A unique line of Duroc pigs was established by intensive selection for increased lean growth efficiency. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of this selection strategy on fresh pork quality traits. Two lines of Duroc pigs originating from the same foundation herd were evaluated. One line was selected for lean growth efficiency over five generations (Select line), and the other was a contemporary line maintained from the foundation herd (Control line). All pigs in the… CONTINUE READING