Pork Facts


There are over 180 species of pigs in the world, found on every continent except Antarctica.  Evidence indicates that the pig was domesticated as early as 9,000 years ago.  Some major swine breeds are:


Berkshire berkshire Top This



chester Easy Does ItChester White




Durocduroc bandit






hampshire antidoteHampshire




Landracelandrace Mislead





PolandChina Gun SmokePoland China



SpottedSpot Chaos




yorkshire full tankYorkshire



Swine–an omnivorous, even-toed ungulate of the family Suidae.  Includes pigs, hogs, and boars, having a stout body with thick skin, a short neck and a movable snout.

Boar–an uncastrated male hog

Barrow–a male hog that has been castrated

Sow–an adult female hog

Gilt–a young sow that has not given birth to a litter of piglets

Piglet–newborn pigs

Everything But the Oink 

Pharmaceutical By-products

 Hogs are powerful resources!  All told, pigs are a source of nearly forty drugs and pharmaceuticals!

Pharmaceutical Facts


Did You Know…


All swine breed images courtesy of Top Cut Genetics, Inc. www.topcutgeneticsinc.com


Sources: Texas Farm Bureau via txfb.org

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