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Unique study looks at pork quality, variability

Although loin quality did not predict ham and belly quality, majority of findings were good news for pork producers.

Pork quality may not vary significantly across sex, marketing group, production focus or season, suggesting that there is no good reason for pork producers to change management strategies, according to a large study of nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs.

"We had an opportunity to answer a lot of questions for the pork industry," said Dustin Boler, assistant professor in the University of Illinois animal sciences department.

Anna Dilger, an associate professor in the departm

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