Pietrain

Pietrain

 

a breed of meat-type swine that was introduced in the early 20th century in the Pietrain region of Belgium by crossing local swine with Berkshire, English Large White, and other breeds. Pietrain swine are large. The body is short and wide, with well-developed muscles (particularly in the hindquarters) and large and fleshy hams. The boars weigh 240–260 kg, and the sows 220–240 kg. There are seven or eight pigs per farrow; milk production is approximately 60 kg. When fattened for slaughter, the hogs reach a weight of 100 kg by 250 days of age, with average daily gains of 500–520 g and food expenditures of 5.5–6 feed units. The carcass yields up to 62 percent meat and up to 28 percent fat; the hams weigh 8–9 kg.

Pietrain swine are used in many countries, including the USSR, the Netherlands, France, and Great Britain, for commercial crossbreeding with local pigs to increase the meat yield of crossbreds. The swine are also used to improve the meat quality of several breeds. The creation of specialized meat breeds of swine from the Pietrain breed looks promising.

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Data of real populations A (Pietrain) and B (Landrace), used in this study, originated from two lineages from farms in west Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
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It is a synthetic terminal boar established from a genetic combination of 62.5% Duroc and 37.5% Pietrain breeds.
De la granja porcina del Centro Pecuario de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias de la Universidad Nacional de Tumbes, se selecciono al azar un lechon cruzado, madre Landrace x Pietrain y padre Yorshire, de 28 dias de edad, siete dias de haber sido destetado, en buen estado de salud y peso.
The Duroc tends to be hardy and docile.'' All breeding is done through artificial insemination - around 34 sows are served every three weeks to a MaxiMus or Pietrain.
The researchers crossed the Pietrain with the native pig with brownish haircoat.
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Blood was taken from conventionally reared Danbred x Pietrain pigs (10 to 12 weeks of age) kept at the Institute of Animal Nutrition (Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany) or from clinically healthy pigs at a slaughterhouse in Brandenburg, Germany.
The Bamforth family, who have been breeding pigs for four decades, including pedigree Pietrain for the past 15 years, also presented the third prize trio of 57kg pigs, these selling at PS100 each to Wilf Buckle, who runs a hog roast business in Barras, near Brough in Cumbria.
Winning his first ever Winter Fair title, in the singles, was a four-monthold Pietrain cutter, weighing 79.5kgm, from Myrddin James, Dolaeron, Llangeitho, Ceredigion.
This descriptive cross-sectional study evaluated the renal irrigation and their branches in 121 pairs of kidneys pigs of commercial breeds (crossings of Pietrain, Belgian Landrace, and Large White breeds) intended for slaughter with a mean age of 5 months and a weight of 85-90 kg, obtained from Vijagual Refrigerating Plant of Bucaramanga --Colombia.
Briefly, 8 pairs of neonatal piglets (Sus scrofa domesticus, Landrace x Pietrain) of both sexes, each pair selected from a different litter, were used in the study.