In recent years progressive swine producers have sought a larger framed hog that matures at a heavier weight . In theory, these large framed pigs are leaner and maintain desirable feed/gain to heavier weights and therefore offer the flexibility to be marketed at heavier weights if favorable marketing conditions prevail.
The study reported herein was designed to evaluate large and small framed pigs for growth and carcass characteristics when taken to a 300-pound slaughter weight .
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Vanderwert, W.; Libal, George W.; Gee, Dan H.; and Wahlstrom, Richard C., "The Influence of Frame Size on Growth and Carcass Characteristics of Swine Taken to Heavy Weights" (1980). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1980. 8.