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Name Of Pig

Name Pig
Male Name boar
Femle Name sow
Kids/Baby Name piglet, shoat, farrow
Group Name drove, herd, litter (of pups), sounder
More About Pig

  • A pig's squeal can range from 110-115 decibels. Compare that to the Concorde jet, which is usually under 112 decibels
  • Baby pigs appear very greedy when they are competing for food from their mothers. For this reason the words "pig" and
  • hog" have come to be associated with greedy behavior.
  • Pigs are weaned when they are two to four weeks old. They are called "nursery pigs" until they reach 50 pounds and
  • growing/finishing pigs" from then until they reach about 240 pounds. After that they are called hogs. Hogs are usually taken to market when they weigh 240-280 pounds
  • Insulin and about 40 other medicines are made from pigs.
  • Pigs are not dirty. They can't sweat, so they roll in the mud to keep cool.
  • Pig heart valves have been used to replace damaged human heart valves.
  • Pig fat can be used in weed killers, chalk, cosmetics, floor wax, crayons and antifreeze.
  • A pig can run a seven-minute mile.
  • Pigs are brave.
  • Pigs are curious and like to keep busy.
  • Pigs weigh about 2 1/2 pounds at birth
  • A mother pig is called a sow, a father pig is called a boar and a baby pig is called a piglet.
  • A whole group of pigs is called a herd.
  • A sow can give birth to 8 - 12 piglets in one litter, and can have 2 litters in one year.
  • Some pigs have straight tails. Others have curly tails.
  • Pigs have four toes on each hoof. Pigs walk on only two of their toes on each foot. They look like they are walking on tiptoe.
  • Bones & skin are used for glue, pigskin garments, gloves, shoes and footballs.
  • Hair is used for artist's brushes, insulation, upholstery.
  • Dried bones are used for buttons, bone china.
  • Pigs are a source of nearly 40 drugs and pharmaceuticals such as insulin.
  • Pig heart valves are surgically implanted in humans to replace diseased valves.

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