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Unpublished Paper
Composition and Quality Characteristics of Pigs Selected for Divergent RFI on High or Low Energy Diets
Animal Industry Report
  • Emily K. Arkfeld, Iowa State University
  • Emily Benedict, Iowa State University
  • Roger Johnson, Farmland Foods
  • Jennifer M. Young, Iowa State University
  • John F. Patience, Iowa State University
  • Jack C. M. Dekkers, Iowa State University
  • Nicholas K. Gabler, Iowa State University
  • Steven M. Lonergan, Iowa State University
  • Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2767
Publication Date
2013
Disciplines
Topic
Animal Products
Summary and Implications
Carcass composition (n= 338) and meat quality (n=151)data were collected on pigs from the eighth generation of the Iowa State University Residual Feed Intake (ISU RFI) selection project fed either high or low energy diets. Both RFI line and diet were found to impact carcass composition, while having minimal effects on pork quality and sensory characteristics. RFI shows promise as a selection tool for improved efficiency without compromising pork quality, even if fed low energy diets.
Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Emily K. Arkfeld, Emily Benedict, Roger Johnson, Jennifer M. Young, et al.. "Composition and Quality Characteristics of Pigs Selected for Divergent RFI on High or Low Energy Diets" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elisabeth_huff-lonergan/54/