Facts about Thuoc Nhieu Pig. The Thuoc Nhieu is a breed of pig that was created from the crossbreeding between the Yorkshire pig breed and the BoXu pig breed from the year 1930 to 1957. This swine breed has a white color average-sized body with piebald hairs and it is dominant in sweet-water regions of the Mekong River delta in the southern fraction of Vietnam. These adult Thuoc Nhieu Pig breeds have a maximum body weight that ranges from 264 to 352 lbs (120 to 160 kg). The Prolificacy of the Thuoc Nhieu Pig breed is average, and the female Thuoc Nhieu pig is capable of offering birth to eight to ten piglets born active in each litter. The Thuoc Nhieu Pig breed is capable of attaining the body weight of 220 lbs (100 kg) within ten months of their birth. The female Thuoc Nhieu pig breed is famous for its excellent mothering skill.
Origin of the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed
The local Black female pigs were crossed with the Black male pigs of China in 1900. Then, this pig was crossed with Craonnais male pigs, which is a French pig breed that is extinct at present. The Large White male pigs were brought to South Vietnam from 1936 and crossed with the female pigs of the Craonnais pigs. Subsequent to a few decades the Thuoc Nhieu breed had been stabilized. The special trait of the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed is that it is well tailored to the tropical type of weather of the Mekong River Delta in the southern parts of Vietnam.
Genetic and breed effects on the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed
Genetic and breed effects on the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed has been analyzed as they are the major factors that have an effect on the reproductive performance of any pig breed. Each pig breed has its own growth hereditary potential for the rate of growth. Genotypes between the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed and other indigenous pig breeds were compared that express the hereditary prospective of pigs have a strong effect on the rate of growth of the Thuoc Nhieu pig breeds when compared with the growth performance of the other indigenous breeds of pigs.
From the analysis, it was found that the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed has a higher growth rate when compared to that of other pig breeds. Then, the average daily growth between the Thuoc Nhieu pigs and other pig breeds were investigated. The study revealed that there is a considerable difference in the average daily growth between the Thuoc Nhieu pigs and other indigenous pig breeds. It was found that the Thuoc Nhieu pigs have the highest average daily growth of 500 grams (0.5 kg) when compared to other indigenous breeds of pigs.
Then, the productive performance between the Thuoc Nhieu pig breed and other indigenous breeds of pigs were investigated. The study revealed that there is a substantial difference in the productive performance between the Thuoc Nhieu pigs and other indigenous pig breeds. The study exposed that the reproductive performance of the Thuoc Nhieu pig breeds have a higher productive performance in terms of milk production of milk, meat and offering birth to active piglets when compared to other pig breeds. It was found that the female Thuoc Nhieu pig breed is capable of offering more active piglets for each litter that ranges from eight to ten piglets when compared to the female pigs of other native pig breeds. The 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.
Thuoc Nhieu Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The Thuoc Nhieu Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The Thuoc Nhieu Pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell and they have poor eyesight.
Thuoc Nhieu Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Thuoc Nhieu Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day.
The saliva of Thuoc Nhieu 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 pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the sent.
Thuoc Nhieu 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.
Thuoc Nhieu Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Thuoc Nhieu 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.
Thuoc Nhieu Pig s 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 Thuoc Nhieu 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 Thuoc Nhieu 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.
Thuoc Nhieu 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 Thuoc Nhieu Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Thuoc Nhieu 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 pig is the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The pig represents, happiness, honesty, fortune and virility in China. A female adult pig is called a (sow) and the male adult wild pig is called a (boar). The lifespan of a Thuoc Nhieu Pig is between 9 and 15 years
Thuoc Nhieu 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.
Thuoc Nhieu 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 pig or hog is defined as a wild boar" can be a very big danger where humans habitat.
"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".