The effect of single-gender and mixed rearing on growth performance, backfat thickness and meat quality in crossbred growing-finishing pigs

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.6833    | Article Id: B-427 | Page : 1153-1156
Citation :- The effect of single-gender and mixed rearing on growth performance, backfat thickness and meat quality in crossbred growing-finishing pigs .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2017.(51):1153-1156

Wen-Chao Liu, Jae-Won Park, Hyeok-Min Yun, Hyun-Soo Kim and In-Ho Kim*

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Department of Animal Resource and Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Chungnam 330-714, South Korea.

Submitted Date : 28-12-2015
Accepted Date : 11-08-2016

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of single-gender and mixed rearing on growth performance, backfat thickness and meat quality in crossbred [(Landrace × Yorkshire) × Duroc] growing-finishing pigs. A total of 120 pigs were used in this 15-wk growth trial. Pigs were allotted to 3 treatments based on their initial BW (10 replications; 4 pigs per pen). The treatments included: T1: mixed rearing (2 barrows and 2 gilts per pen); T2: barrows; T3: gilts. Non significant variations in growth and meat quality traits were recorded amongst groups under study (P>0.05). However, barrows had significantly higher backfat thickness than gilts throughout the entire trial (P<0.05).

Keywords

Backfat thickness Gender Growing-finishing pigs.

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