Live animal ultrasonic evaluation of backfat thickness and loin-eye

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dc.contributor.author Turlington, L.M.
dc.contributor.author Corah, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Allen, Dell M.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-22T21:54:50Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-04-22T21:54:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3711
dc.description.abstract Determination of backfat thickness and loin-eye area in swine is essential for continued genetic progress, and ultimately, pork product acceptance. Leaner, faster growing boars and gilts must be provided by seedstock suppliers to the commercial swine producer. Research information has consistently shown that lean, fast growing boars are more feed efficient. Since feed represents 60% to 75% of the total cost of production, any genetic improvement in feed efficiency would have a rapid payback to the commercial producer. Obviously, swine producers that utilize "lean value" marketing programs must have backfat and loin-eye area data on replacement boars, in order to take advantage of marketing opportunities. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1986 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 87-133-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 507 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Ultrasonic evaluation en_US
dc.subject Backfat thickness en_US
dc.subject Loin-eye en_US
dc.title Live animal ultrasonic evaluation of backfat thickness and loin-eye en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1986 en_US
dc.citation.epage 91 en_US
dc.citation.spage 89 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 20, 1986 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US

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