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Selection for efficient lean growth on restricted feeding in large white pigs

Nguyen, N. H. and McPhee, C. P. (2001) Selection for efficient lean growth on restricted feeding in large white pigs. In: Workshop 'Breeding and Feeding Pigs in Australia and Vietnam' ACIAR Project 9423, Ho Chi Minh City, 9-10 mJuly 2001, 9-10 July 2001, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



Pigs from a strain selected for high post-weaning daily gain on restricted feeding had a fast growth rate, low backfat, efficient feed utilisation and high carcass lean percentage. These pigs wasted less food in maintenance heat production and thus had better adaptation to a high temperature climate. Sows of the high growth line produced piglets with heavier weights at birth, giving a potential for better viability of piglets in the pre and post-natal growth periods, and increased weight of piglets weaned per sow per year. It is concluded that selection for high growth rate on restricted feeding will produce pig strains with high lean growth and an adaptation to heat stress, which suits to the needs of the pig industries of Australia, Vietnam and neighbouring Asian countries.

Project funded by ACIAR

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from Dr. Cameron McPhee, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland, Australia; & The Institute of Agricultural Science, South Vietnam.
Keywords:Pigs; selection; restricted feeding performance; carcass; quality.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Animal culture > Cost, yield and profit. Accounting
Live Archive:28 Jun 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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