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2013-06-09 23:01:29

“Pig Sty” may no longer be an appropriate term for a messy, dirty environment. A herd of pathogen-free pigs from a remote island in the South Pacific Ocean promises to produce a virtually endless supply of beta cell-filled islets that may cure or dramatically alter therapy for Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetics. From Insulin Nation, Woburn, MA Woburn, MA (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 Connecting shipwrecked sailors from the 19th century to a potential cure or long-lasting implantable...

Pig Genome Sequenced: Offers Significant Implications Abroad
2012-11-14 15:57:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A massive team of international researchers has announced the successful sequencing of the first female domestic pig´s genome. There have already been many similarities established between pigs and humans and the new genomic analysis reveals some new twists and a few distinctions to that relationship, according to reports on the work published in the journals Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....

2011-04-25 14:09:54

The nation's feral pig population continues to expand, increasing the potential for interaction with humans and domestic swine "“ and for spreading diseases. Researchers at North Carolina State University examined feral pigs from eastern North Carolina to determine exposure to two parasites that can be transmitted from animals to people "“ Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and Trichinella. The study found that wild pigs host a significant number of these parasites. "If ingested by...

2010-06-15 05:55:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced an agreement on terms for the stocking of the first phase of the Xinyu production pod starting in the fourth quarter of 2010 with PIC (Pig Improvement Company), a division of Genus PLC (LSE: GNS). This stocking will include 16,800 high health-breeding females and the Grand Parent stock to...

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2010-04-19 14:26:07

Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed. An international team of researchers, led by Durham University (UK) and the China Agricultural University, in Beijing, say their findings suggest a difference between patterns of early domestication and movement of pigs in Europe and parts of East Asia. The research, published today (Monday, April 19) in...

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2009-12-09 11:35:00

The castration of pigs prevents the "boar taint" smell in the meat and allows them to contain more fat. However in practice this can be very different. Now, for the first time, a scientific team has collected information on the conditions of castration on European pigs. The main conclusion of the study, that forms part of the PIGCAS project, is that these animals are castrated directly by the livestock farmers, without anesthetic and in some cases, without respecting the European...

2009-10-16 08:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Report on Hog Industry of China http://www.reportlinker.com/p0154636/Reportlinker-Adds-Report-on-Hog-Industry-of-China.html As the first special research report of hog industry situation and forecast for trends in the overall hog industry chain in China, this report will focus on pig breeding, feed supply, hog breeding and circulation,...


Latest Domestic pig Reference Libraries

Red Wattle Hog
2014-09-04 08:38:22

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...

Welsh Pig
2014-09-03 14:39:13

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...

Pot-Bellied Pig
2014-09-03 14:16:45

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...

Small White Pig
2014-09-02 10:26:46

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...

Ossabaw Island Hog
2014-09-02 09:37:37

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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'