For some pork cuts, such as a center-cut chops, consumers may not care whether they're from a meat-type or fat hog - so long as the excess fat is trimmed. Who pays for that excess fat? Could it be the producer through lower prices and using feeds to produce fat that might just as well produce more meat?
Gaarder, R. O. and Kline, E. A.
"What Do Consumers Want From Pork?,"
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