Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2019, 67, 1139-1145
Published online 2019-10-31

The Effect of Sires on Daily Gain and Fat Thickness

Marija Gogić1, Čedomir Radović1, Aleksandar Stanojković1, Dragan Radojković2, Radomir Savić2, Violeta Mandić1, Maja Petričević1

1Institute for Animal Husbandry, Autoput 16, P. Box 23, 11080, Belgrade-Zemun, Republic of Serbia
2Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Nemanjina 6, 11080, Belgrade-Zemun, Republic of Serbia

Received July 19, 2019
Accepted October 7, 2019

The production characteristics of fatteners in this paper were examined in two farms of pigs in the Republic of Serbia. The research included 1166 pigs of both genders (female animals and male castrated heads) with various genotypes. Research examined influence of sire breed, sire within sire breed, gender of the pigs and the mass at the end of the fattening on the following characteristics of the fatteners: daily gain of the warm carcass side mass (PTP), rump fat thickness (DSK), backfat thickness (DSL) and sum of the fat thickness rump+back (DSKL). The pigs in this research come from the following sires: Large White (LW), Swedish Landrace (SL), Duroc and Crossbreed H × D. Data processing was done using the Harvey computer program. It was determined that all the involved effects in the model show a different level of influence on the researched traits (P < 0.05; P < 0.01; P < 0.001), whereas only one factor, sire within sire breed H × D does not influence the expression of the characteristic gain of the warm carcass side mass (P > 0.05).


Research was financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, project [TR 31081].


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