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Original research (Published On: 23-Jan-2023)

Carcass characteristics of indigenous pigs reared under extensive system

S.O. Ohanu, E.O. Ahaotu, M.U. Mbachu and C.E. Oko

J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):26-28

S.O. Ohanu: Department of Animal Production and Health Technology, Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Nigeria

E.O. Ahaotu: Imo State Polytechnic Omuma, Nigeria

M.U. Mbachu: Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

C.E. Oko: Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana-Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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Article History: Received on: 06-Oct-22, Accepted on: 17-Jan-23, Published on: 23-Jan-23

Corresponding Author: S.O. Ohanu

Email: vieng663@hotmail.com

Citation: Mbachu MU, Ahaotu EO, Ohanu SO and Oko CE (2023). Carcass characteristics of indigenous pigs reared under extensive system. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):26-28


Abstract

Aim: The study was aimed to identify different values of the carcass characteristics at the slaughter age for the indigenous pigs.

Method and materials:  Study was conducted on various carcass traits such as live weight at slaughter, carcass weight, dressing percentage, carcass length, back fat thickness and loin eye area in pigs raised under extensive system of production.

Results: The Least square means for various carcass traits were found to be 23.75 ± 0.29kg, 14.03 ± 0.20kg, 58.85 ± 0.24 percent, 49.69 ± 0.38cm, 1.75 ± 0.03 cm and 18.98 ± 0.29 square centimeters for live weight at slaughter, carcass weight, carcass length, back fat thickness and loin eye area respectively.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the sex of the animal has no significant effect on the various carcass traits studied.


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