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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,...

2009-09-03 09:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports the price of pork will not exceed the high 2007 prices. The price of pork has been continually rising for nine weeks, and it seems that the price of pork will fluctuate wildly again. The market is worried that there will be a new round of widespread fear of inflation. Food commodities account for one third of the CPI (consumer...

2009-05-15 09:00:00

BEIJING, May 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.himfr.com/Agriculture.html ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports that pig prices drop. By the financial crisis and the impact of supply and demand, this year, the price of pigs has fallen substantially; since March the drop in price of pigs is particularly evident. At present, the average market price of pigs is 9.24 yuan/kg, down 42.6 percent; piglet price...

2009-04-15 05:55:00

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (FEED), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced its entry into a genetics program arrangement with Hypor, a Hendrix Genetics Company. Hypor is world renowned as a leading provider of superior swine genetics and technology. Hypor has, over the past 50 years, established itself to be one of the world's largest broad-based breeding pyramids supporting commercial producers...

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2008-08-21 15:15:00

Pigs have gone wild with destructive results in parts of New Jersey, say authorities. Up to 100 feral boars have damaged golf courses, flower farms and other sites in Gloucester County. They are believed to be descendants of domestic pigs freed over 10 years ago and grown wild and potentially dangerous, The Star Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J., reported Thursday. "We caught one boar that weighed in at about 250 pounds -- tusks and all," Christopher Boggs, a wildlife biologist with the U.S....

2008-08-05 00:00:18

KOTA KINABALU: An integrated pig farm zone is needed in Sabah to ensure better control. Consumer Association of Sabah and Labuan president Datuk Patrick Sindu said unless the government was able to enforce all regulations effectively, it would be best to set up a pig farm equipped with facilities for an integrated operation. The integrated pig farm should be located away from human settlements so that communities will not suffer when livestock breeders flout the laws and discharge...

2008-01-04 15:00:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today directed staff to begin developing regulations to allow the incidental taking of wild boars during certain hunting seasons. The draft regulations are expected to be ready for the Board of Game Commissioners to consider as part of its Jan. 29 meeting agenda. "On Dec. 27, a Supreme Court ruling, in effect, classified wild...

2005-08-10 09:20:10

By Lucy Hornby LONGQUAN, China (Reuters) - Three young pigs look up drowsily from a spotless sty as Chen Chunfu, tobacco pipe in hand, works out in his head their price three months from now. They'll need to gain a 100 more pounds before they can be sold, each pound helping to put his 15-year-old son through school. "I can't afford to lose money on them," Chen said from his spartan home in Peach Blossom Ravine in China's second-most populous province of Sichuan where a deadly bacteria has...

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2005-06-06 06:40:00

MOSCOW (AP) -- In this game, everyone stinks and hogging the ball is to be expected. Ten squealing, wriggling piglets pushed (and licked) a soccer ball around a small caged pen Sunday in what organizers said was Russia's first-ever "pig-ball" championships. The event, staged as part of an agricultural exhibition on Moscow's outskirts, is set up like soccer, with two teams of five piglets. Instead of goals, the teams try to move the ball into painted, half-circles located at the pen's...


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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