DOI: 10.51791/njap.v19i.2083
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Abstract: This study shows no difference in the backfat data collected on live and dead animals. In adjusted data, barrows had more backfat according to sonic and actual carcass measurement. There was a significantly (P<0.05) lower value in gilts in the first and last rib positions and in barrows in all positions but the tenth rib for sonic data as compared with carcass measurement. A high and significant (P<0.01) correlation existed between sonic and carcass measurements of fat thickness across sex. Within each s…

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