Farm Pigs & Piglets

Pig farming is the raising and breeding of domestic pigs. It is a branch of animal husbandry. Pigs are raised principally as food. Typical weights for consumable pork are : 40kg – Butchers wts. 70kg – Joints and cured. 100kg Bacon (e.g. pork, bacon, gammon) and sometimes for their skin.
Global pig stocks
in 2007
(million)
People’s Republic of China 425.6
United States 61.7
Brazil 35.9
Germany 27.1
Vietnam 26.6
Spain 26.1
Poland 18.1
Russia 15.9
Mexico 15.5
Canada 14.9

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