Summary and Implications
The goal of this experiment was to determine the impact of high and low energy diets on sensory traits of pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake (RFI). Diet had little effect on sensory quality of loins. Line did have an impact on sensory rated juiciness of loins. Loins from animals of the LRFI line had greater juiciness than those of the HRFI line. This difference is most likely not numerically large enough to be detected by the untrained consumer.
Iowa State University
Arkfield, Emily K.; Hamman, Emily; Berger, Jordy E.; Johnson, Roger; Young, Jennifer; Fedler, Christine A.; Prusa, Kenneth J.; Patience, John F.; Dekkers, Jack C. M.; Gabler, Nicholas K.; Lonergan, Steven M.; and Huff-Lonergan, Elisabeth J.
"Sensory Characteristics of Loins from Pigs Divergently Selected for Residual Feed Intake and Fed Diets Differing in Energy,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 660, ASL R2891.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol660/iss1/56