The effect of antibiotics on swine carcasses

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dc.contributor.author Soule, R.P. Jr.
dc.contributor.author Mackintosh, D.L.
dc.contributor.author Richardson, D.
dc.contributor.author Aubel, C.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-05T21:05:47Z
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dc.date.issued 2011-12-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13215
dc.description.abstract The two antibiotics fed in these four trials were Aureomycin and Terramycin HCl at the level of 10 mg. per pound of total ration. Lot 1 pigs were the controls receiving the basal ration; Lot 2, basal plus 10 mg. of Aureomycin HCl per pound of total feed; Lot 3, basal plus 10 mg. of Terramycin HCl per pound of total feed. Fifty-two pigs were used in the four trials carried out from November 1952 to October 1954. The pigs were slaughtered at the college laboratory when they reached approximately 225 pounds. The stomach and intestinal contents were weighed and subtracted from the live slaughter weight to determine the net body weight. All carcasses were weighed after 48 hours chill at 34 ̊F. The length of body was measured from the anterior portion of the first rib to the anterior portion of the aitch bone. The back fat is the average of the three measurements-opposite the first rib, last rib, and last lumbar vertebra. The primal cuts are the skinned ham, trimmed loin, N.Y. style shoulder, and the trimmed belly. The lean cuts are the skinned ham, trimmed loin, and N.Y. style shoulder. The primal and lean-cut yields were based on net body weight and chilled carcass weight. The carcasses were graded, using the average back fat thickness and length as criteria for grades. These grades are based on the official U.S. Standards for Grades of Pork Carcasses, which are choice 1, 2, 3; medium; and cull. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1954-1955 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 320 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Terramycin HCl en_US
dc.subject Aureomycin en_US
dc.subject Carcass en_US
dc.subject Dressing percentage en_US
dc.title The effect of antibiotics on swine carcasses en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1955 en_US
dc.citation.epage 40 en_US
dc.citation.spage 38 en_US
dc.description.conference 42nd Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 7, 1955 en_US

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