The effect of protein restriction during the growing period on carcass, meat and fat quality of heavy barrows and gilts
Resumen: Nutritional strategies are being researched in pigs to increase fatness and then to improve quality of dry-cured products. A total of 160 Duroc × (Landrace × Large White) pigs, 50% barrows and 50% gilts, were used in a trial. During the growing period (73-118. d of age), four feeds were formulated with decreasing levels of crude protein (CP; 21.6, 17.7, 14.7 and 13.5%) to achieve 1.10, 0.91, 0.78 and 0.52% of total Lysine, respectively. From 118. d until slaughter, at 123. kg (183, 181, 178 or 192. d of age, respectively), a common diet was provided (17.7% CP and 0.91% Lysine). Barrows had fatter carcasses than gilts but intramuscular fat (IMF) proportion was similar for both. Dietary CP restriction promoted wider backfat depth and pork with higher IMF percentage which was more monounsaturated and less polyunsaturated. We conclude that CP restriction during the grower period improves desirable carcass and meat traits in barrows and gilts intended for dry-cured products.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2015.10.006
Año: 2016
Publicado en: Meat Science 112 (2016), 16-23
ISSN: 0309-1740

Factor impacto JCR: 3.126 (2016)
Categ. JCR: FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY rank: 19 / 129 = 0.147 (2016) - Q1 - T1
Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 1.792 - Food Science (Q1)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MICINN/OTRI-2010/0397
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MICYT/CDTI/20090836
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Producción Animal (Dpto. Produc.Animal Cienc.Ali.)

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