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Pork Checkoff Research

Research is at the heart of the National Pork Board’s mission and is funded by your Pork Checkoff dollars. Research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing, and human nutrition to develop a higher quality and more profitable product in the competitive meat protein market.

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Pork Quality
Genomic control of pork loin color, myoglobin concentration, marbling, water-holding capacity, and slice shear force, pork fat quality and fatty acid profile, and ham lean color, ham “halo” severity, and myoglobin concentration
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