Comparison of growth performance and meat quality of pigs 1/4 Landrace francais - 1/4 Duroc - 1/2 Pietrain and 1/4 Landrace francais - 1/4 Large-White - 1/2 Pietrain reared indoors on straw or outdoors with access to grass
Wavreille, J.; Faes, T.; Sindic, M.; Claustriaux, J.J.; Lognay, G.; Bartiaux Thill, N.
34emes Journees de la Recherche Porcine, sous l' egide de l' Association Franccaise de Zootechnie, Paris, France, 5-7 fevrier 2002: 23-29
Forty-eight pigs were allocated to six treatment groups; rearing system (indoors, 1.4 m2 vs. outdoors, 150 m2/pig), breed (1/4 Landrace francais - 1/4 Duroc - 1/2 Pietrain vs. 1/4 Landrace francais - 1/4 Large-White - 1/2 Pietrain) and sex (castrated males vs. females). Growth performance, carcass quality and meat quality (muscle quality parameters and sensory quality) were studied.