Effects of Downers on Pork Quality

Downer animals tended to produce pork that was dark in color, exhibited a relatively high ultimate pH and low drip loss with no relationship between downer animals and lung score value.

Pork Muscle Profile Study 2002

This research project evaluated a wide variety of pork quality attributes for each of 25 different muscles from 64 carcasses. The results identified 6 shoulder muscles and 3 ham muscles that have quality attributes that could be utilized to separately…

Pork Muscle Profiling Study

Traditionally muscles of the shoulder and ham have been marketed in groups as part of commodity primals (Boston shoulder, picnic shoulder, and ham). However, merchandising is evolving such that these primals sometimes are (or more often could be) subdivided into…

Pork Muscling Profiling Study 2002

This research project evaluated a variety of pork quality attributes for each of 25 different muscles from 64 carcasses. The results identified several shoulder and ham muscles that have quality attributes conducive to merchandizing these muscles individually to potentially improve…