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Table 5 Effects of the plane of nutrition for finishing pigs on their sensory quality traitsa

From: Assessment of growth performance and meat quality of finishing pigs raised on the low plane of nutrition

Variable Medium planeb Low planec SEM P-value
Barrow Gilt Barrow Gilt Nutr. Sex N×S
Loin         
 Color 7.05 6.88 6.79 7.29 0.17 0.68 0.34 0.07
 Aroma 6.64 6.56 6.36 6.73 0.14 0.67 0.31 0.11
 Off-odor 6.70 6.64 6.13 6.83 0.19 0.33 0.10 0.06
 Drip 7.10 6.76 6.86 6.61 0.10 0.07 0.01 0.69
 Marbling 6.51 7.05 6.53 6.87 0.19 0.67 0.03 0.63
 Acceptability 7.00 6.82 6.70 7.06 0.15 0.85 0.57 0.10
Ham         
 Color 6.56 6.51 6.75 7.10 0.17 0.04 0.40 0.27
 Aroma 6.51 5.55 6.31 6.15 0.20 0.33 0.01 0.06
 Off-odor 6.46 5.23 6.26 6.05 0.14 0.04 <0.01 <0.01
 Drip 6.81 6.31 6.67 6.58 0.16 0.68 0.08 0.21
 Marbling 4.27 4.42 4.55 4.69 0.17 0.13 0.42 1.00
 Acceptability 6.60 6.19 6.48 6.68 0.11 0.12 0.38 0.01
Boston butt         
 Color 6.77 6.85 6.73 7.19 0.18 0.42 0.16 0.29
 Aroma 6.93 7.01 6.61 7.20 0.16 0.69 0.05 0.13
 Off-odor 6.89 7.19 6.90 7.33 0.16 0.64 0.04 0.69
 Drip 7.26 6.85 6.87 7.05 0.14 0.50 0.40 0.04
 Marbling 6.82 6.71 6.79 6.71 0.22 0.94 0.69 0.94
 Acceptability 7.15 6.77 6.90 7.00 0.15 0.94 0.36 0.13
Belly         
 Color 7.23 7.15 7.24 7.07 0.09 0.70 0.20 0.60
 Aroma 7.17 7.18 7.08 7.45 0.12 0.43 0.12 0.14
 Off-odor 6.82 6.17 6.58 6.70 0.26 0.57 0.31 0.15
 Drip 6.60 6.19 6.48 6.76 0.22 0.31 0.79 0.13
 Acceptability 7.31 6.80 7.23 7.00 0.12 0.59 <0.01 0.27
  1. aScored by 7 panelists according to a 9-ladder whole number scale such that a greater score indicates a better quality in all traits
  2. bFed the medium-plane phase 1 (P1) and phase 2 (P2) finisher diets (Table 1) during P1 and P2, respectively
  3. cFed the low-plane P2 finisher diet (Table 1) during both P1 and P2
  4. b,cData are means of 6 animals