Eating pork is harmful to health in a great many regards. This harm still persists today, despite all the precautions that are taken. First and foremost, no matter how clean the farms and environments on which it is raised may be, the pig is not by nature a clean-living animal. It often plays in, and even eats, its own excrement. Due to this and its biological structure, the pig produces much higher levels of antibodies in its body than other animals.
by Catherine J. Frompovich
Pigs, aka swine, have played a prominent part in many philosophies, including literature [This little piggy went to market ]; in religion [Kashrut/Kosher (Jewish) and Halal (Muslim) dietary laws]; in health-medicine-vaccines [the infamous Swine flu (2009), trichinosis (a disease from eating undercooked infected pork), and vaccines (the pig virus, porcine circovirus type 1 PCV-1, found in GSKs rotavirus vaccine Rotarix®); and the commodities markets, specifically pork bellies, that traded until July 15, 2011.
However, something probably unexpected is affecting pigs, those four-legged creatures, whose meats are butchered into bacon, pork chops, pork loin roasts, hams, barbequed ribs, Canadian bacon, and ham hocks, plus cooked products like scrapple, wieners, and sausages. According to Wall St Daily, theres been a mass die off of pigs in the USA, totaling close to 2.7 million animals!
The supposed culprit is porcine epidemic diarrhea that has been responsible for a reduction of 7 percent in …
Boars that are used either for a natural or artificial mating program can be fed a grain-soybean meal diet similar to a gestation diet. The diet should be limit-fed but feed level should be changed to reflect differences in season, condition and workload of the boar. Normal feeding amounts are 4 to 5 pounds per head per day but boars worked heavily or in thinner condition should be fed 6 to 7 pounds per head per day.
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