Husbandry practices associated with extensification in European pig production and their effects on pork quality

Agnieszka Ludwiczak, Małgorzata Kasprowicz-Potocka, Anita Zaworska-Zakrzewska, Joanna Składanowska-Baryza, Vicente Rodriguez-Estevez, Santos Sanz-Fernandez, Cipriano Diaz-Gaona, Paolo Ferrari, Lene Juul Pedersen, Mariana Y.R. Couto, Isabel Revilla, Ewa Sell-Kubiak*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisReviewForskningpeer review

Abstract

This review has been developed as part of the mEATquality project with the main objective to examine the types of extensification practices used in European pig husbandry and their effect on intrinsic meat quality. Literature search has resulted in 679 references in total, from which 53 showed a strict compliance with the goals of this review: 1) the use of local European breeds and their crossbreds (22 papers); 2) addition of forage to diet (9 papers); 3) increased space allowance (3 papers); 4) enrichment of environment (19 papers). The evaluation of selected extensification factors showed that not all of them have a clear impact on meat quality, and are often confounded. The most clear differences were observed when comparing autochthonous with commercial breeds, and systems with access to pastures or woodlands vs. indoor housing. Despite many studies focusing on the extensification of husbandry practices, some of the factors cannot be confirmed to have a direct effect on pork intrinsic quality.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer109339
TidsskriftMeat Science
Vol/bind206
Antal sider19
ISSN0309-1740
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2023

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