Effects of a Step-up Ractopamine Feeding Programme on Growth and Low-sodium Ham Characteristics of Berkshire Pigs

Research at Iowa State University has revealed that although a low-sodium curing solution made hams paler and gave them a less intense flavour, this is an effective way to reduce sodium content without significant detrimental processing or sensory effects. Feeding ractopamine improved bodyweight, daily gain and feed conversion.
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