Research Article

Carcass and meat quality traits of four commercial pig crossbreeds in China

Published: December 17, 2012
Genet. Mol. Res. 11 (4) : 4447-4455 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2012.September.19.6
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(2012). Carcass and meat quality traits of four commercial pig crossbreeds in China. Genet. Mol. Res. 11(4): gmr2050. https://doi.org/10.4238/2012.September.19.6
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Abstract

We evaluated carcass and meat quality traits of two Chinese native crossbreeds Landrace x Meishan (LM) and Duroc x (Landrace x Meishan) (DLM) and two foreign crossbreeds Duroc x (Landrace x Yorkshire) (DLY) and PIC (an imported five-way crossbreed). One hundred and twenty weaned pigs (half castrated males and half females) were reared and slaughtered at a predestinated slaughter age. The general carcass and meat quality traits were measured and analyzed. The DLY and PIC crosses had significantly heavier live weights (93.39 and 96.33 kg, P 2, P 2, P 1 (5.82, P 2 (5.63, P

We evaluated carcass and meat quality traits of two Chinese native crossbreeds Landrace x Meishan (LM) and Duroc x (Landrace x Meishan) (DLM) and two foreign crossbreeds Duroc x (Landrace x Yorkshire) (DLY) and PIC (an imported five-way crossbreed). One hundred and twenty weaned pigs (half castrated males and half females) were reared and slaughtered at a predestinated slaughter age. The general carcass and meat quality traits were measured and analyzed. The DLY and PIC crosses had significantly heavier live weights (93.39 and 96.33 kg, P 2, P 2, P 1 (5.82, P 2 (5.63, P