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poland china & the kunekune pig

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colton running

on 2 June 2015

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Transcript of poland china & the kunekune pig

Poland China & KuneKune Pigs

Physical Characteristics
Pros and Cons
big bodied
good travlers
The Poland China hog originated in Florida and Ohio and was introduced into China later. It is a combo of Berkshire & Hampshire. It was the the largest hog ever recorded (2552).
The Kunekune originated in New Zealand and is considered very rare.
By: Colton Running & Brayden Garber
need good living conditions
can get sun burnt
Poland China
easy to manage
fatten easy
Both pigs
Boar: Uncastorated male pig
Barrow: Casturated male pig
Sow: mother pig
Gilt:has not produced a litter of pigs
Piglet: baby pig
litter: group of baby pigs
piglet:baby pig
weaned:a piglet no longer sucking
mono gastric:one stomach chamber
waste: animal poop
Like humans, pigs are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
There are around 2 billion pigs in the world.
Pigs can pass on a variety of diseases to humans.
Relative to their body size, pigs have small lungs
The largest Poland China was 2,552lb
The Poland China has the highest pork production in the U.S.
Poland China Kunekune
They both eat pasture grass, hay,
and commercial pig feeds, And they can also eat table scraps.
Poland China Breed Standards:
Must be black with six white points (face, feet and switch) with an occasional splash of white on the body. A hog may not possess more than one solid black leg to be determined as a Poland China. Must have ears down (floppy)
Kunekune Pigs are relatively small in size with boars rarely reaching much over 250 pounds. They are varied in hair color and hair texture with ears that are pricked or semi-lop. Extremely docile in temperament
Diseases and Parasites
Swine pox
Mange mites
Heat stroke
Greasy pig diseases
Muscle tearing
Foot rot
Blue eye disease
And more...
Kunekune boars are fertile at 6 to 7 months and the gilts can become pregnant at 5 months. But, gilts are not normally put with the boar until they are a year old. The sows are good mothers and the litters vary in size averaging around seven piglets.
The End
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