Pigs

Dustin Dee Boler

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The global pork industry produces more than 100 million tons of pork annually and is the most consumed meat animal protein in the world. Pork is raised in North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe as a major component of the agriculture economy on those continents. Many factors such as sex, age, body weight, climate, breed, and culture influence pork quality and how it is perceived and consumed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages363-368
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847317
ISBN (Print)9780123847348
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Barrow
  • Carcass
  • Composition
  • Dressing percentage
  • Entire male
  • Fat quality
  • Gilt
  • Growth
  • Meat quality
  • PH
  • Pig
  • Pork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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