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CAB Reviews

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The literature on genotype × environment interaction (IGE) was reviewed and discussed in order to obtain an overview of its effects for breeding programmes in tropical conditions. The results from cattle were the example used, owing to the great number of references available. The evidence shows...

Author(s)
Menèndez Buxadera, A.; Mandonnet, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 026, pp 14 pp.

Over the last 10 years, 21 new female parent lines were bred in China using Chinese local breeds as dams and exotic lean-type breeds as sires. Good results were achieved in litter size, finishing performance, carcass traits and meat quality for the new lines. The production performance was improved ...

Author(s)
Jing, R. B.; Song, C. Y.; Liu, Z. H.; Tao, Y.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2001, 22, 2, pp 55N-58N

A review. Norway produces 1.2 million slaughter pigs per year from approximately 70 000 sows, of which 50% are in the litter recording system. 40% of slaughter pigs are purebred Norwegian Landraces (NL), and 60% are either (NL × Yorkshire) × NL backcrosses or the progeny of NL × Yorkshire sows...

Author(s)
Vangen, O.; Sehested, E.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1997, 18, 1, pp 29N-34N

4.8 million slaughter pigs from approximately 280,000 sows are produced in Austria every year. 90% of pig production takes place in the Federal provinces of Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Styria in the east and south of the country; each account for some 30%. Self-sufficiency in pork is about...

Author(s)
Knapp, P. A.; Willam, A.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1997, 18, 4, pp 103N-106N

Author(s)
Ashworth, C. J.; Pickard, A. R.; Haley, C. S.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1996, 17, 3, pp 69N-73N

Author(s)
Le Thanh Hai; Doan Van Giai; Le Pham Dai; Vu Thi Lan Phuong
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1995, 16, 2, pp 61N-63N

Compared with European pig breeds, Taihu pigs have smaller preovulatory follicles and granulosa cells, but higher aromatase activity in granulosa cells and theca cells, greater embryonic secretions (PGs, glucose, oestradiol et al.), higher ovulation rate and attained puberty at an earlier age. The...

Author(s)
Mao, J. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1995, 16, 2, pp 55N-59N

A review. Highly polymorphic genetic markers covering most of the pig genome are now available for use by the pig breeding industry and could be used to combine genes from different breeds, to select animals within commercial lines, and in novel applications such as controlling inbreeding and...

Author(s)
Visscher, P. M.; Haley, C. S.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1995, 63, 1, pp 1-8

Author(s)
Steen, H. A. M. van der
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1994, 15, 4, pp 129N-130N

Results of previously published studies in China on the fattening performance, carcass quality and meat quality of 2- and 3-breed crosses are summarized. 45 two-breed and 35 three-breed crosses were studied. Imported breeds were used as sires in crosses with Chinese breeds. In general, the...

Author(s)
Jin, R. B.; Mao, J. D.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1994, 15, 2, pp 67N-70N

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