Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Zootechnica
 

Research Article

The influence of litter’s origin on traits connected with reproduction performance of sows and slaughter performance of their offspring

Anna Konieczka, Anna Nienartowicz-Zdrojewska, Janusz Buczyński, Zbigniew Sobek, Jolanta Różańska-Zawieja

1Poznań University of Life Sciences, Department of Pig Breeding and Production, ul. Wołyńska 33, 60-637 Poznań, Poland

2 Poznań University of Life Sciences, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, ul. Wołyńska 33, 60-637 Poznań, Poland

Abstract. Experimental material comprised 47 Złotnicka Spotted sows, coming from 2 piggeries keeping Złotnicka pigs within conservative breeding. Slaughter performance was evaluated on carcasses coming from their offspring (112 carcasses – Złotnicka Spotted x Duroc) and 16 carcasses coming from purebred animals. The following reproduction performance traits of sows were investigated: the number of piglets born in the litter and the number of piglets reared 21st day, and the following slaughter performance traits of their offspring were analyzed: weight of caracass (kg), mean backfat thickness (mm), height of loin eye of the longissimus dorsi muscle (mm) and meat percentage in the carcass (%). The most numerous litters, both at day 1 (10.16 head) and on 21st day of life (9.99 head), were those sired by Duroc boars. Recorded differences turned out to be statistically high significant. The breed of the sire also had a significantly high effect on meatiness of fatteners.

Keywords: Złotnicka Spotted sow, ZŁP, Złotnicka Spotted x Duroc, maternal nursing of piglets, slaughter value

 

How to cite:

Konieczka, A., Nienartowicz-Zdrojewska, A., Buczyński, J., Sobek, Z., Różańska-Zawieja, J. (2017). The influence of litter’s origin on traits connected with reproduction performance of sows and slaughter performance of their offspring. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 16(1), 17–22. DOI:10.21005/asp.2017.16.1.03.

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ISSN 1644-0714; e-ISSN 2300-6145

MNiSW (2018): 10 pkt

DOI: 10.21005/asp

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