Facts about Finnish Landrace Pigs. The Finnish Landrace Pig is a domestic breed of pig that is native to Europe. The Finnish Landrace Pigs can be seen in abundance in the northern parts of Europe, particularly in Finland, and hence they attained their name. The Finnish Landrace Pig breed has the same origin as that of the other Landrace pig breeds of Europe. The Finnish Landrance pig breeds are developed by means of crossings with the improved indigenous stock that were brought from other countries, principally the pig breeds the Scandinavian neighbors.
While the Finnish Landrance pig breeds are similar to other Landrace pig breeds by means of their white body color and the weighty, drooping ears, this pig breed, which is largely found in Finland is exemplified by an extreme tidiness. Due to this, the Finnish Landrace Pig breeds have been imported like seed stock to other worldwide countries that rely heavily on Landrace swine in their swine manufacturing industry.
The Finland pig production is on a realistic basis with much stress on ranch testing. While the pig development program of Finland is fairly new, it has been fulfilled to the pig producers of the country. Support is being offered to the pig farmers in their pig breeding programs and in their herd accounting
Finnish Landrace Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The Finnish Landrace Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The Finnish Landrace Pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell. Finnish Landrace Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Finnish Landrace Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day.
Genetic difference in the quality of ham and loin in Finnish Landrance pigs. Selection prospective on the quality of the meat of the economically significant loin and ham muscles, such as semimembranosus, the adductor and biceps femoris of the Finnish Landrance pig breeds have been reviewed. Final pH, the color of the meat, such as redness, lightness, and yellowness, drip loss and two visually achieved color attributes were recorded from 494 Finnish Large White pig breeds and 483 Finnish Landrace pig breeds were tested in a half-sib design. A univariate limited maximum probability process was employed to approximate variance components. The arithmetical model contained age at the commencement of test, gender and time drop from massacre to classification as permanent effects and massacre batch, common setting of litter-mates and preservative hereditary effect of the Finnish Landrance pig breeds as random effects.
The average weight of the male at slaughteded Finnish Landrace Pig is 350 to 375 pounds (160 to 170 kg). The Finnish Landrace Pig breed has an average to big-sized body. The Finnish Landrace Pig average mature weight of the female (Sows) 450 to 600 pounds (204 to 272 kg) and the average weight of the male (Boars) is 500 to 700 pounds (226 to 318 kg).
Finnish Landrace 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 Finnish Landrace Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Finnish Landrace Pigs chew their food because pigs have a digestive system similar to a human digestive system and cannot digest food that is not chewed.
The saliva of Finnish Landrace 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 Finnish Landrace Pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the sent.
Finnish Landrace Pigs can carry a variety of diseases and can pass them to humans. Finnish Landrace Pigs have small lungs compared to their body size.
Finnish Landrace Pigs are raised for there meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops. 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 pigs (means wild) can be a very big danger where humans habitat.
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.
Finnish Landrace Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Finnish Landrace 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 Finnish Landrace Pig averages 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year
Finnish Landrace 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 Finnish Landrace 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 Finnish Landrace 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.
A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult pig is called a (boar).
Finnish Landrace 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.
The 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".