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CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIRST FARROWING GILTS IN RELATION TO SIZE OF WEANED LITTER

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Author(s): MARIA BOCIAN | SALOMEA GRAJEWSKA | JOLANTA KAPELAŃSKA | ALEKSANDRA JELIŃSKA | DARIUSZ JACOSZEK

Journal: Journal of Central European Agriculture
ISSN 1332-9049

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 837;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: pigs | primiparous gilts | carcass value

ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was an evaluation of carcass slaughter value of fi rst farrowing gilts depending on the number of weaned piglets. The number of born and weaned piglets did not have a negative infl uence on gilt’s slaughter value. Carcasses of fi rst farrowing gilts characterised with a low fatness, large loin eye area and high lean content. Results of ham dissection of first farrowing gilts point high usefulness of this material to long maturing hams production in a view of the fact they have required weight, appropriate lean content and low fatness.
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