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
Article History: Received on: 06-Oct-22, Accepted on: 17-Jan-23, Published on: 23-Jan-23
Corresponding Author: S.O. Ohanu
Citation: Mbachu MU, Ahaotu EO, Ohanu SO and Oko CE (2023). Carcass characteristics of landrace pigs reared under extensive system. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 05 (01):26-28
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 landrace 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 ± 0.03cm and 18.98 ± 0.29square 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