A three-generation resource family was initiated from a cross of Berkshire grand sires and Yorkshire grand dams. This family has now progressed to breeding F1 animals to produce 500 F2 animals. This family will be eventually used for a genome wide scan to study meat quality traits. It is hoped that genes influencing meat and muscle quality will be identified for use in future breeding programs.
Iowa State University
Rothschild, Max F.; Christian, Lauren L.; and Baas, Thomas J., "Development of a Resource Family to Identify Genes for Meat Quality Traits in the Pig" (1997). Swine Research Report, 1996. 13.