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BFT  -  Average backfat thickness

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  • For ABF and LMA, body composition traits with moderate or higher h2, interaction effects of line x diet were near zero [1].
  • Boars had greater (P less than .05) ADG, thinner (P less than .01) ABF and smaller (P less than .01) LMA than gilts [2].


  1. Selection line x diet interactions for two lines of pigs fed 12 or 24% protein diets. Bereskin, B., Steele, N.C., Mitchell, A.D. J. Anim. Sci. (1990) [Pubmed]
  2. Performance of Duroc and Yorkshire boars and gilts and reciprocal breed crosses. Bereskin, B., Steele, N.C. J. Anim. Sci. (1986) [Pubmed]
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