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Everything Hogs
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"As packers have implemented carcass merit buying systems, the rate and efficiency of lean tissue growth have become more economically important traits than overall growth rate. Recent research has shown that feeding programs designed to maximize lean growth rate in growing-finishing pigs are affected by several factors, including [gender] of the animal, environmental temperature, and genotype. Each of these factors must be addressed if the producer’s goal is to maximize lean growth."