Murom Swine

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Murom Swine

 

a meat and lard breed of hogs developed in Murom Raion, Vladimir Oblast by selection and autosexing of a domestic breed. It was established in 1957. Murom swine are large, sturdy, and well built. Mature boars weigh 250–280 kg; sows weigh 200–220 kg. A litter consists of ten or 11 shoats; the sow’s milk production is 60–70 kg. When fattened for meat, a pig at six or seven months of age will weigh 90–100 kg and produce high-quality bacon on the basis of 4—4.5 feed units per kg of weight gain. Murom swine are used for commercial cross-breeding with Large Whites and other breeds. They are raised in the Vladimir, Gorky, Tula, Moscow, and Kostroma oblasts of the RSFSR.

REFERENCE

Savich, I. A. Svinovodstvo, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1971.
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