Facts about Czech Improved White Pigs. The Czech improved white swine is also called the Ceské bílé uslechtilé prase in Czcech, Tschechisches weisses Edelschwein (referring to its cross with the Edelschwein breed) and the Czech large white. The Large White Pig that can be considered its foundation stock is also called the English Large White or Yorkshire pig.
The Czech Improved White pig is an improved version of the Czech meat pig breed crossed with other large white pig breeds. However, there is no Czech White pig.
Appearance of the Czech Improved White Pig Czech Improved White Pigs. The Czech Improved White pig has a pink and beige body, though some are white. The pig has a pronounced snout. The ears are not droopy but erect; the ears tend to point forward. The pigs have a dished face. Their ancestors had low levels of intramuscular fat, a factor which affects the taste of the meat; this is why the breed was improved.
The Czech Improved White swine have moderate size and growth, but grows faster than some other swine breeds; the Czech Improved White Pig have an average lean to fat ratio but better than average fattening rate. They have short bodies and compact frame. The Czech Improved White Pig are well muscled. These pigs have curly tails and short legs. They do not have potbellies.
They have intermediate fertility. They have excellent milk production. The Czech Improved White swine breed has a strong constitution. They have good stress resistance, a necessity in factory farming, and an average carcass value.
History of the Czech Improved White Pig
All landraces originate from the German landrace pigs sold for the German sausage market that were bred for the leaner, meatier British bacon market. Standardization of the landrace pigs began in the early 1900s.
The Czech Improved White pig is a mix of local Czech swine, large white pigs, Edelschwein pigs and German landrace pigs. The Czech improved white pig is a Czech national breed of landrace pigs, that nation’s variety of the landrace pig. The breed was developed after World War 2 as other countries like Denmark, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic started to breed their own landrace of pigs.
Related Czech Improved White Pigs
The Czech Improved White pig isn’t endangered like the Bohemian Red pig, from the Czech Republic. There is also a Czech Miniature pig, also bred from the white pig. The prestice breed was a cross of the local lop eared saddleback pig crossed with the middle white pig, black pied pig and Berkshire pig.
The Czech Improved White pig remains popular as a breed. The Czech Improved White pig is the most common pig breed in that nation. Czech landrace pigs are the second most popular pigs; the Czech landrace can be distinguished by its straighter back, droopy ears and thinner body. Czech landrace pigs have a better feed conversion ratio.
Future of the Czech Improved White Pig
The Slovakian Improved White pig and Slovakian White Meat pig were developed from the Czech Improved White pig. The Czech Improved White pig is still being bred for better feed to weight gain ratios, essentially the development of a pig that needs less food to gain weight and grow to market size.
Czech Improved White Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The Czech Improved White Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell and have poor eyesight.
Czech Improved White Pigs are raised for there meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops. Czech Improved White Pigs can make great pets. "A wild male pig is called a boar"- meaning uncastrated male pig, that lives in the wild and can be hunted. "Feral pig or hog is defined as a wild boar" can be a very big danger where humans habitat.
Czech Improved White Pigs can carry a variety of diseases and can pass them to humans. Czech Improved White Pigs have small lungs compared to their body size.
The term Swine: is any variety of omnivorous, even-toed ungulates of the family Suidae, this includes hogs, boars and pigs having a short neck, thick skin a movable snout and a stout body.
Czech Improved White Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Czech Improved White Pigs make sure their bathroom area is far away from where they eat, lie down and rest, even piglets (baby pigs) will find a place to go to the bathroom, far away from their nest. A Czech Improved White Pig averages 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year. The Czech Improved White Pig sows nurse their piglets for about three to five weeks. When Piglets are weaned off of their mother’s milk, they are not called piglets but are known as shoats. Piglets at birth weigh about 2.5 pounds (1.1 kilograms), and on average, will double their weight in one week.
Czech Improved White Pigs Feet
The four feet and four toes of the pig are called "trotters" that humans eat as a delicacy called pigs feet or pigs knuckles. A Czech Improved White Pigs foot has four toes that are pointed downwards when the pig walks, it walks on the tips of its toes, rather than its whole foot and only uses two of the toes in the middle and the outside toes for balance. The Czech Improved White Pig has tougher feet at the ends that are hooves. The two toes in the middle of the foot are slightly webbed, this helps the pigs balance for walking.
Czech Improved White Pigs have 44 teeth when full grown, when they are baby pigs (piglets) the have 28 teeth which will fall out when they are 12 months old. Just like human teeth, the Czech Improved White Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Czech Improved White Pigs chew their food because pigs have a digestive system similar to a human digestive system and cannot digest food that is not chewed.
A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult pig is called a (boar). The lifespan of a Czech Improved White Pig is between 9 and 15 years
Czech Improved White Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Czech Improved White Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day.
The saliva of Czech Improved White Pigs contains pheromones-( A chemical substance used to attract a mate) similar to that of other pig breeds that communicate their sexual wants. The male Czech Improved White Pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the sent.
Czech Improved White Pigs do not sweat a lot, that's why they cover themselves in the mud to keep their bodies cool. The expression "sweating like a pig" comes from a reference to pig iron, which comes form iron smelting. "Scientific name for Pig Sus scrofa", the wild swine (Boar) from the old world with a narrow body and prominent tusks is from where most domestic swine come from. The "fear of pigs Swinophobia".