NORTH DAKOTA

PORK INDUSTRY

150,000
PIGS RAISED IN ND
371
SERVINGS PRODUCED PER PIG
DID YOU KNOW?

PIGS DO NOT HAVE SWEAT GLANDS – THEY LAY IN MUD OR WATER TO STAY COOL!

TERMINOLOGY

SWINE

An omnivorous, even-toed ungulate of the family Suidae. Includes pigs, hogs, and boars, having a stout body with thick skin, a short neck and movable snout

BOAR

An uncastrated male hog

BARROW

A male hog that has been castrated

SOW

An adult female pig

GILT

A young sow that has not given birth to a litter of piglets

PIGLET

Newborn pigs

EVERYTHING BUT THE OINK!

Pig by-products have led to many life-supporting and saving technologies! Swine research led to the development of CAT scans. Heart valves from hogs have also been used in valve replacements for humans. Besides just pharmaceutical use, pig by-products are found in everyday products such as makeup, cleaning supplies and soaps. Pigs can run a seven minute mile. Ham is the most popular lunch sandwich in the US. Pigs are found on every continent but Antarctica.

TOP PIG BREEDS IN ND

  1. HAMPSHIRE
  2. YORKSHIRE
  3. DORUC