Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
A great amount of variation in the carcasses from butcher hogs proximal to two hundred and twenty pounds from different lines and breeds has become apparent in recent years. The average hog producer prefers the type of hog that gains quickly and economically and will net the most profit. The average consumer, however, prefers the type of carcass that has a high percentage of lean to fat. Today the dollar value of market hogs is determined more by the amount of finish they are carrying than by the quality of carcass. Since variations do exist in the carcasses from different lines of hogs, this study was instituted to determine what differences exist and what their value to the producer and consumer is.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Includes bibliographical references (page 42-43)
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South Dakota State University
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Pierce, Ellis Andine, "Carcass Differences in Inbred Lines and Linecrosses of Swine" (1948). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2117.