The effects of breed cross on performance and meat quality of once-bred gilts in a seasonal outdoor rearing system

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  title={The effects of breed cross on performance and meat quality of once-bred gilts in a seasonal outdoor rearing system},
  author={Agnes Margrethe Heyer and Kristina E. Andersson and SARA LEUFV{\'E}N and Lotta Rydhmer and Kerstin Lundstr{\"o}m},
  year={2005}
}
This study investigated the suitability of once-bred gilts of two different breed crosses in an alternative seasonal outdoor rearing system, with slaughter of the once-bred gilts and their progeny at the end of the season. In total 38 once-bred gilts (Large White x Landrace (LW*L) and Large White x Duroc (LW*D) were housed outdoors one month before farrowing until slaughter, 2-3 weeks after weaning. Body weight, backfat thickness and litter size of the once-bred gilts, and pre-weaning mortality… CONTINUE READING

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