Flashcards in Swine Industry Deck (73)
Phylogeny of pigs: phylum, genus, and species.
Chordata; Sus; Scrofa
Domestic pig has ____ chromosomes
# of hog operations in US
Operations with 2,000 or more head account for what percent of the inventory?
Inventory of all hogs and pigs
68.3 million head.
What purposes do hogs serve?
Female that hasn't farrowed.
Female that has farrowed.
Male of breeding age.
Male castrated before puberty.
Swine that needs further feeding prior to slaughter.
Act of giving birth.
Number of different times a female has had offspring.
By 4900 BC, pigs were domesticated where?
By 1500 BC, pigs were being raised where?
3000-4000 BC: what 3 civilizations used pigs prominently in culture and diets?
Persian, Egyptian, and Chinese.
What 3 religions consider pork unclean to eat?
Jewish, Islamic, Hindu.
America's first 13 pigs were where and when?
Tampa FL 1539
Who is the Father of the American Pork Industry?
Hernando de Soto
What is a razorback
World meat consumption of pork, chicken, beef, other, and turkey.
In 2005, what country became the world's largest pork exporter?
US production accounted for what percent of total world supply in 2008?
Total value of pork in USA?
Value of pork exports? (Per head)
$36.10 per head for each hog harvested in the US.
Pork exported countries. % of world supply.
European Union- 25%
Purchasers of US Exported Pork
Hong Kong-$176 million
South Korea-$194 million
What country consumes the most pork per capita?
Belarus. 94 pounds.
How many hogs are processed in the US