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Wild boars and feral pigs can be a big problem when they cause major damage to yards and gardens.
LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swine disease outbreaks in the US and Europe are starting to reshape the global market.
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery.
Marketplace desire for pork from alternative sow housing influenced decision WICHITA, Kan., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill, one of the largest pork producers in the U.S., is
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Expect pork prices to soar, possibly to record highs, after an ailment known as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has wiped out a reported seven million pigs in the US, or up to 10 percent of the country’s population.
After the swine flu outbreak, the industry rebounded strongly; going forward, it is expected to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace.
Previous theories have posited that domesticated animals have been cut off from their wild counterparts, but a new study slated for publication in the PNAS journal has found that wild and domestic animals have interbred more than previously thought.
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A new study reveals that unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe.
The red wattle hog, also known as the red wattle pig, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in the United States. Its origin is not completely understood, but the modern breed is known to have been developed from pigs found in eastern Texas. H. C. Wengler crossbred red wattle sows with a Duroc boar to begin the development process and the breed was established during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The new red wattle hog breed was refined over the next twenty years and by the...
The Welsh pig is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Wales. This breed was developed in many Welsh regions including Cardigan, Montgomery, and Pembroke and is derived from the wild boar. It became so popular after World War II that by 1954 there were 1,363 breeding boars. Despite its popularity, it is still kept mainly in its homeland and was not well known until the 1920’s, when the Welsh Pig Society was established. The Welsh pig reaches a weight between 271 and 304 pounds and...
The pot-bellied pig, also known as the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from Vietnam. Today, the pig subspecies that is native to Vietnam can only be found in mountainous areas of that region, as well as Thailand, so the Vietnamese government now subsidizes farmers that raise pot-bellied pigs in order to ensure their survival. The pot-bellied pig is much smaller than farm pigs found in Europe or the United States, reaching a weight between one hundred...
The small white pig, also known simply as the small white or the small Yorkshire, is an extinct breed of domestic pig that originated in the United Kingdom during the early nineteenth century. It was developed by crossbreeding imported pigs from China, Old Yorkshire pigs, and large white pigs and used only as a show pig by aristocrats and hobby breeders. The breed was later improved upon by agriculturalists including Henry Reynolds-Moreton. The small white pig became popular for...
The Ossabaw Island hog, also known as the Ossabaw Island, is a breed of pig that developed from a herd of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia in the United States. The original population of hogs was brought to the island by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century for the purpose of later consumption, which was a typical practice during Spanish exploration at that time. The pigs became isolated on the island for hundreds of years and had little interaction with domestic pig breeds or...
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