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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...

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2005-05-02 10:55:00

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs. As the chopper skims over rugged terrain, Macdonald scans dozens of simple fence traps he's set up for the thousands of wild swine that have overrun this Southern California island. When there are pigs in the traps - and there always are - Macdonald leans out and pumps two bullets...


Latest Domestic pig Reference Libraries

Mulefoot
2014-08-28 08:52:56

The mulefoot is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Spain, although its exact origins are unknown. It is likely that the breed descended from hogs that were brought to the Gulf Coast of Spain and although pigs with non-cloven hooves have been known since the time of Aristotle, this is the only one to be considered a breed. This is due to its established standard and use in agriculture. The stock in America that was descended from Spanish lines was managed by selective breeding until...

Large Black
2014-08-28 08:46:32

The large black, also known as the Cornwall black or the Devon black, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Great Britain. The breed was a result of crossing black colored pigs from the southwestern areas of Cornwall and Devon and the eastern areas of Suffolk, Kent, and Essex. The pigs taken from Devon were chosen for their physical traits, but selective breeding changed their constitution and confirmation, giving them a standard size and appearance. This breed grew in popularity...

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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