German Landrace Pig
Facts about German Landrace Pigs. German Landrace Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A German Landrace Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day. The German Landrace Pig breed full grown has an average to big-sized body. The German 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). The average weight of the male at slaughteded German Landrace Pig is 350 to 375 pounds (160 to 170 kg).
German Landrace Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The German Landrace Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell.
The German Landrace is the leading pig breed in Germany, with heavy drooping ears similar to that of the Landrace strains in other worldwide countries. The "German Landrace Pig" also typically resemble the Swedish pig breeds, and the German Landrace Pig have a white color body and are recognized for a high percentage of lean meat. The German Landrace Pig breeds originate from importations from Dutch Landrace and Danish Landrace pigs from neighboring countries.
Emphasis in Germany has not been for the farthest length and bacon producing features of the original stock, causing a more reasonable type strain. A greater stress has been put on the reliability of legs and feet, ability to walk and strength of top. Simultaneously, German breeders have as well, endeavored to keep hold of a suitable rate of gain and feed change, prolificacy, and the mothering skill for which these German Landrace pigs have become so famous.
In current years, the German Landrace pig breeds have drawn attention in the United States and other worldwide countries. Particularly, where more stress is placed on the fresh pork and other manufactured pig products in addition to bacon. Infusions of the German strain have been treasured in American Landrace. The German Landrace Pig have offered a broadening of the hereditary base and a correction of features that were considered as weaknesses by the Landrace breeders of America. The German Landrace pig breeds have also been exported to other worldwide countries.
The breeding of the German Landrace pig breed was commenced in the northwestern parts of Germany and particularly in the Lower Saxony State in about the year 1900. The existing pig provided the original seed stock and development was made by the German farmer breeders in the course of vigilant selection. During the period from 1948 to 1958, Danish Landrace pigs and Dutch Landrace pigs were imported, which were exercised to improve the German Landrace pig breed further.
The German Landrace pig breed looks much similar to the Landrace of other countries of the world, particularly those from which the imported stock. The German Landrace Pig breeds have been chosen for meatiness and are not as great in length and size as a few of the Landrace strains of other countries. Selection attempts have been particularly directed toward outstanding fertility, intense milking and good mothering traits. There has been special concentration, after weaning, to effectiveness in feed change and to elevated cut-out values.
The German Landrace pig breeds have established extremely helpful in crossbreeding and in perking up the overall performance of pig in Germany. About 1,000 German Landrace pigs are being exported every year to other worldwide countries.
The German Landrace B pig breeds are quite analogous to the strain not nominated by the letter. However, they are maintained separately in the herd book. The B strain pig breeds were started during 1970 at Pfaliz, a county in Rhineland, from the imported Belgian Landrace pigs with some mixture of Dutch Landrace breeding. Representatives of these strains boast broader backs and particularly more expanded hams than the other several Landrace pig breeds of the country. This makes them particularly helpful for crossbreeding. They are, for all realistic purposes, one more strain of the Landrace that offers a broader hereditary base to commercial creation.
German 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.
German Landrace Pigs can carry a variety of diseases and can pass them to humans. German Landrace 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.
German Landrace Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. German 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 German Landrace Pig averages 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters per year
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 German 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 German 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 German Landrace Pigs balance for walking.
German 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 German Landrace Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. German 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.
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 German Landrace Pig is called a (sow) and the male adult German Landrace Pig is called a (boar).
German 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 saliva of German 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 German Landrace Pigs discharge this steroid and female pigs will go to vast lengths to acquire a smell of the sent.
"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".