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Selection for efficient lean growth on restricted feeding: 1. Genetic Parameters

Nguyen, N.H. and McPhee, C.P. and Daniels, L.J. (1999) Selection for efficient lean growth on restricted feeding: 1. Genetic Parameters. In: Manipulating Pig Production VII, 1999, Adelaide, Australia..

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Abstract

Two lines of Large White pigs were divergently selected for high and low growth rate over a 6 week period starting at 50 kg live on a fixed ration over a fixed time to test the hypothesis that this type of selection would exploit variation in the efficiency of food utilisation, associated with variation in lean relative to fat deposition This paper reports estimates of genetic parameters on 1751 pigs in the two lines from the foundation to the third generation of selection.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from © Australian Pig Science Association. Author Version.
Keywords:Pigs; Selection; Growth; Restricted feeding; Genetic parameters.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Deposited On:16 Apr 2004
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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