Effect of daily live weight gain (DLWG) between weaning and slaughter (105kg) on the meat quality of fast growing Landrace/Large White pigs
Aims and objectives
- To improve understanding of meat quality issues
- To investigate the effects of variable DLWG, breed, slaughter weight and slaughter age on the eating quality of pork.
- Back fat depth at P2 and birth weight, which appear to be interrelated, have a greater influence on meat quality than average daily gain
- The variability in DLWG (over a 300g/day range) did not explain the variability in meat quality that was observed which was itself high and should be of concern.