16 Table 3. Least squares means by breed of sire for Table 3. Least squares means by breed of sire for carcass weight and primal cut measurementsaFive primal is the sum of ham, loin, Boston butt, picnic shoulder and belly percentages.
20 TraitScores12345Muscle FirmnessVery Soft and WaterySoft and WaterySlightly Firm and MoistFirm and Moderately DryVery Firm and DryMuscle ColorPale Pinkish grayGrayish PinkReddish PinkPurplish RedDark Purplish RedMarblingDevoid and Practically DevoidTraces to SlightSmall to ModestModerate to Slightly AbundantModerately Abundant or Greater
26 Table 4. Least squares means for breed of sire for meat quality measures TraitDurocPietrainSEMP-valueColor (1 to 5)2.542.320.11<0.05Marbling(1 to 5)2.421.780.1<0.001Firmness(1 to 5)2.622.330.07Minolta L*54.7755.370.54NSMinolta a*17.3317.040.17Minolta b*7.580.224-h pH5.535.480.02Drip loss, %2.883.80.24Cook loss, %28.6329.230.71W-B shear force, kga6.947.110.22aW-B = Warner-BratzlerSource :ดัดแปลงจาก Edwards และคณะ (2003)
28 Table 5. Effects of sire line on finishing growth (74. 46 kg to 119 Table 5. Effects of sire line on finishing growth (74.46 kg to kg).TraitDuroc siredPietrain siredLarge WhiteSESig.*Average Daily Gain (kg)0.8760.7630.7670.1P<0.01Average Daily Feed Intake (kg)2.872.532.52Feed Efficiency3.283.363.29Not sig.Adjusted Days to kg (NSIF)167.6174.6176.71.6*Not sig. = not significant, P>0.05Source : Eggert และคณะ (1998)