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2014-07-24 12:23:55

WELLINGTON, Colo., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Scimetrics Ltd Corp an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) to test a bait for use against feral hogs. The study will utilize innovative technology to minimize risks to non-target animals while researching the effectiveness of the feral hog bait. These fierce hogs endanger animals, crops, large ranges of wildlife habitat, and domestic pig operations in over 40 states-- including Texas,...

israeli wild boar from europe
2013-11-05 08:15:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether in Israel or elsewhere, wild boars look pretty much the same: stocky and hairy with large heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. Because of this, scientists had no reason to think that wild boars in Israel were any different than their other Middle Eastern counterparts, from Egypt to Iran. A new study published in Scientific Reports, however, reveals that unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild...

2013-07-31 23:02:06

A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp activities. (Source: East Tennessee State University) Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 A Paleo Camper recently discovered a peccary tusk during East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site’s summer camp...

2011-08-18 05:15:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years now thousands of people have been getting great deals on iPads, computers, TVs and much more on penny auction websites. The number of people who enjoy penny auctions is rapidly expanding and for good reason - substantial price savings! In many cases the savings experienced on a penny auction site can be as much as 95% off the suggested retail price. OutdoorSportsmanAuctions.com (OSA) is unique among penny auction sites. OSA is a penny...

2010-08-18 13:26:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc. is proud to announce that Boar's Head EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast was honored with the 2010 Best New Product Award for the Deli Category by Better Homes and Gardens and BrandSpark International. The award was presented following an independent study of more than 50,000 Americans - making it truly a vote of America's best. "We are very proud of our EverRoast Chicken Breast and this award is a testament to...

2010-05-18 09:16:00

SARASOTA, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold new search for great tastes and talent, Boar's Head announces, "EverRoast Dare 2 Prepare," a national contest to identify original recipes utilizing Boar's Head EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, the company's recently-introduced deli slicing, roasted chicken. Inspired foodies can now submit their recipes via the Boar's Head Facebook page through June 1, 2010 at, Dare 2 Prepare. A prize valued at $500 will be awarded...

2010-04-26 15:30:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced today that they have pledged their commitment to the New York City Department of Health's National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), by meeting the recommended 2012 target levels for sodium in deli cold cuts and cheeses. This makes Boar's Head the nation's first deli meat and cheese manufacturer to have both signed on 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...


Latest Pigs Reference Libraries

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Belgian Landrace
2014-08-27 09:35:46

The Belgian landrace, also known as the Belgian lop-eared, Belgian improved landrace, or the improved Belgian, is a breed of domestic pig that can be found in northern areas of Belgium. It was developed when English pigs were imported into Belgium, after which time they were improved upon until 1930, when they were bred with German landrace pigs. The resulting breed was crossbred with Dutch landrace pigs in 1945 and later other breeds including those from Germany and Luxemburg. This breed...

Auckland Island Pig
2014-08-07 11:44:58

The Auckland Island pig is a breed of feral pig that resides on Auckland Island in New Zealand. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, domestic pigs were released onto many sub-Antarctic islands, including Auckland Island, by Europeans who wanted stranded sailors or whalers to have a steady supply of food when visiting these uninhabited islands. This process began in 1807 and after several other releases occurring between 1840 and the 1890’s, the pigs began to establish a healthy...

Beast of Dean
2013-07-31 07:22:47

The Beast of Dean is a cryptid that has also been named Moose-Pig. It is said to live or have lived in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. It is sometimes described as resembling a moose but with a boar's head, or others say it is an enormous wild boar. Farmers from the village of Parkend in 1802 were menaced by this creature and decided to capture or kill it. It was said it was large enough to crush fences and hedges, fell trees and so on. The hunt produced nothing, and at...

Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
2012-10-27 14:28:45

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native across many areas in Central and Northern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean Region. Its range was much larger centuries ago, extending into the British Isles, Korea, and many areas of Eurasia. This range is now smaller, due to hunting and captive boars re-entering the wild. Its range now extends to Indonesia, and it has been introduced into Australasia and the Americas, although this is mostly for hunting purposes. Other common names for this species...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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