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Click to edit Master subtitle style Swine Production Department of Animal Sciences Purdue University
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US History 1493 Columbus brought 8 head 1539 DeSoto brought 13 head and grew to 700 head within 3 years English/Irish, Africa French (Canada/ Loisiana) Spanish (Florida, Mexico) 1641 First meatpacking plant, exported
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1800’s Cincinnati (Porkopolis) pork- packing center. Corn from KY, TN, OH started being fed to hogs 1860 Chicago became packing plant center 1918 production and processing became less centralized, hogs became leaner 1950’s swine industry restructuring – vertical integration
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US Swine numbers (2009) ~67 million pigs in the US US is the largest pork exporter in world US is the 3rd largest pork producer, 3rd largest pork consumer, 5th largest pork importer in world 62% of US pigs are in Corn Belt 15% of US pigs are in North Carolina
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1. Farrow to wean 1. 10 – 15 lbs on sow 2. 35-50 lbs feeder pigs in nursery
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