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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2350

Topic

Swine

Summary and Implications

After five generations of selection for IMF using realtime ultrasound, the select line pigs had more IMF. Selection for IMF has, however, resulted in slightly more backfat and less loin muscle area. A correlated response to selection for IMF has yielded a response in pork flavor and overall fatty acid composition. Genetic selection for IMF may be feasible without ramifications on nutritional value of pork.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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