Facts about Lacombe Pigs. The Lacombe is a domestic pig breed that hails from Canada. The name of the Lacombe Pig breed is assigned to the Lacombe Research Centre in the City of Lacombe in Alberta in Canada. The Lacombe Pig breed was the primary strain of domestic animals developed in Canada.
Lacombe 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 Lacombe Pig has an enamel coating that makes the pigs teeth stronger and helps it curb disease. Lacombe 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 Lacombe pig breed is a low set breed and it has elongated, profound sides and complete, meaty hams. Usually an adult male Lacombe pig is heavier than the female pig with the body weight that ranges from 600 lbs to 900 lbs (272.7 kg to 409 kg), whereas the female Lacombe Pigs have a body weight between 500 lbs and 800 lbs (2227.2 kg and 363.6 kg). The Lacombe Pig breeds are passive, and they are trouble-free feeders and the female pigs have excellent motherly skills. Female domestic pigs use to wean approximately seven piglets for each litter and propagate a minimum of eight piglets. Usually, the piglets will be bigger in size at the time of their birth, with the body weight of 3 lbs (1.4 kg). Through satisfactory management and nourishing these piglets are weighty at weaning and attain the market weight with five and half months after their birth.
The Lacombe pig breed is an average-sized pig breed that has a white colored body. The Lacombe Pig breeds have a more docile temperament when compared to other pig breeds. The Lacombe pig will appear with big drooping ears, with an elongated body, somewhat short of leg, and fairly meaty in conformation. The Lacombe Pig breed has been particularly chosen and renowned for its swiftness of gain and obedience, particularly the female Lacombe pigs. There has been much concentration paid on the litter size of the Lacombe Pig breeds, growth rate, weaning weight, efficiency of feed change, physical soundness and carcass quality.
The first Lacombe pig breed was developed in Canada during 1957 and it was registered. The primary breed was formed at the Experimental Farm in Lacombe, and it was named as the Lacombe. Commercial pig breeders have fostered a stable expansion of the Lacombe Pig breed and, 2,145 purebred certificates were offered for the purebred Lacombe pig breeds. The Lacombe Pig breeds contributed 11 % of all swine purebreds issued during 1957 in Canada.
A committee was formed in 1946 by the Department to recommend methods for civilizing the quantity and quality of the Lacombe pig production in Canada. One among the recommendations of the committee was that exploit of hybrid foundations be studied as a source for rising new Lacombe breeds appropriate to the conditions of Canada. The stipulation for any new Lacombe pig breed include when the pure Lacombe pig is bred, it has to produce high quality, huge litters of piglets. When the new Lacombe is crossed with the Yorkshire pig it has to produce vigorous, growing pigs of good type of carcass. Then Canada started exporting Lacombe pig breeds to other worldwide countries.
Unfortunately, the export of Lacombe pig breeds was banned earlier than 1962. The ban was lifted on the 5th of February 1962, and the selling of Lacombe pig breeds were quickly made to pig breeders in the United States. Since 1962, Lacombe pigs have been exported to other countries, such as Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, and the Dominican Republic, as well.
Lacombe Pigs are very intelligent, not like people think, that pigs are dumb animals. A Lacombe Pig can drink between 10 to 14 gallons (37.8 to 53 liters)of water in a day. Lacombe Pigs are omnivores like humans, an omnivores, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). The Lacombe Pig snout is its most important tool for finding food. The Lacombe Pigs snout is used for their excellent sense of smell and have poor eyesight.
Lacombe Pigs are raised for there meat such as ham, sausage, bacon and pork chops. Lacombe 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.
Lacombe Pigs can carry a variety of diseases and can pass them to humans. Lacombe 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.
Lacombe Pigs unlike is said, happen to be very clean animals. Lacombe 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.
Lacombe 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 Lacombe 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 Lacombe 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 Lacombe Pig is called a (sow) and the male adult Lacombe Pig is called a (boar). The lifespan of a Lacombe Pig is between 9 and 15 years
Lacombe 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 Lacombe 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 Lacombe 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".