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47-58 V. Razmaite, S. Kerziene, V. Jatkauskiene, R. Nainiene and D. Urbšiene
Pork quality of male hybrids from Lithuanian Wattle pigs and wild boar intercross
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Pork quality of male hybrids from Lithuanian Wattle pigs and wild boar intercross

V. Razmaite¹*, S. Kerziene², V. Jatkauskiene¹, R. Nainiene¹ and D. Urbšiene¹

¹Institute of Animal Science of Lithuanian Veterinary Academy, Baisogala, Lithuania
²Lithuanian Veterinary Academy, Kaunas, Lithuania
Dr. Violeta Razmait�, Institute of Animal Science of Lithuanian Veterinary Academy,
R. Žebenkos 12, LT 82317,Baisogala, Radviliškis district, Lithuania
E-mail: razmusv@one.lt

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to compare the quality of meat from hybrid (Lithuanian indigenous wattle pigs x wild boar intercross) intact and castrated males. A total of 39 intact and castrated male hybrids from 1/4 and 1/2 wild boar genotype were included in the study. The hybrids from 1/4 wild boar genotype had lower eye loin area (P<0.05) and carcass cooling loss (P<0.001) than those from 1/2 wild boar genotype. Intact boars had lower carcass dressing percentage (P<0.05), backfat thickness (P<0.001) and higher loin area (P<0.001) than castrates. No differences were found as regards technological meat quality, but the taste panel study showed higher acceptability of pork from 1/4 wild boar genotype and castrates than that from 1/2 wild boar genotype and intact boars. A significant correlation was found between the age of intact boars and odour and juiciness (P<0.05). The concentration of testosterone in plasma was correlated with pork and fat odour

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