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Unpublished Paper
Effects of Finishing Pigs in Hoop Structures on Swine Performance, Pork Composition, and Pork Quality
Animal Industry Report
  • Brenda Patton, Iowa State University
  • Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan, Iowa State University
  • Mark S. Honeyman, Iowa State University
  • Steven M. Lonergan, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2162
Publication Date
2006
Disciplines
Topic
Swine
Summary and Implications

This study was undertaken to determine the extent to which finishing pigs in deep bedded hoop structures affects swine performance, pork composition and pork quality. Pigs finished in Hoop barns pigs gained significantly less per day and required significantly more feed for lean growth than pigs finished in confinement. Carcasses from confinement pigs had lower calculated percent fat free lean than carcasses from hoop finished pigs. Finishing environment did not affect pork quality.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Brenda Patton, Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan, Mark S. Honeyman and Steven M. Lonergan. "Effects of Finishing Pigs in Hoop Structures on Swine Performance, Pork Composition, and Pork Quality" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven_lonergan/23/