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Title: Genetic relationships of growth and lean meat with meat quality and reproduction traits in Australian pigs
Contributor(s): Hermesch, S  (author)orcid ; Luxford, B G (author); Graser, H-U (author)
Publication Date: 1998-01
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Genetic relationships of growth rate and leanness with meat quality traits and reproductive traits of the sow were estimated for Large White and Landrace pigs. Heritability estimates were 0.27 for growth rate and 0.45 for lean meat percentage. Meat quality traits had low to moderate heritabilities (0.14 to 0.35). Growth rate had no or a slightly favourable genetic relationship with meat quality traits, while selection for increased lean meat percentage will increase the incidence of PSE and reduce intramuscular fat content. Litter size and growth rate were unfavourably correlated (rg: -0.31 to -0.07). Lean meat percentage was genetically not related with litter size. Average piglet weight at birth was favourably correlated with both production traits (rg: 0.08 to 0.42).

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: WCGALP 1998: 6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Armidale, Australia, 11th - 16th January 1998
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, v.23, p. 511-514
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070201 Animal Breeding
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300305 Animal reproduction and breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830308 Pigs
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100410 Pigs
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
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