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Table 5 Effects of dietary protein/energy ratio and breed on meat quality in finishing pigs

From: Effects of dietary protein/energy ratio on growth performance, carcass trait, meat quality, and plasma metabolites in pigs of different genotypes

Item Landrace pig Bama mini-pig SEM P-value
GB diets NRC diets GB diets NRC diets Breed Diet B × D
pH value (45 min) 6.38a 6.22ab 6.08b 6.08b 0.07 0.01 0.34 0.36
pH value (24 h) 5.45a 5.49a 5.29b 5.45a 0.04 0.06 0.05 0.27
L* 47.62 47.47 48.55 48.11 1.00 0.85 0.27 0.33
a* 12.87c 13.80bc 14.30ab 15.29a 0.30 <0.001 0.01 0.94
b* 5.62 5.68 6.11 5.70 0.39 0.57 0.69 0.60
Drip loss, % 1.99a 1.53ab 1.16b 1.62ab 0.20 0.12 0.99 0.05
Cooking yield, % 53.45 53.22 55.49 55.78 0.81 0.02 0.97 0.78
  1. a, b, cMean values with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (P < 0.05). n = 8
  2. GB diets, Chinese conventional diets; B × D, breed × diet interaction