Pietrain


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Pietrain

dirty white pig with black or red spots and semi-lop ears.

Pietrain creeper pigs
inherited defect in the Pietrain breed of pigs; characterized by progressive muscular weakness in young pigs.
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Pietrain pig. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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The reserve was a home-bred pure Pietrain fromG&CDavies of Dryslwyn, which teamed up with another from Gary's Tyllwyd farm to take the supreme pairs championship from a pair of Pietrain crosses from Andrew Davies of Llanon, Aberystwyth, in reserve.
2011), and they indicate that the H-FABP transcript abundance in semimembranosus and longissimus dorsi muscles of all the researched breeds (Duroc, Pietrain, Pulawska, Polish Large White, and Polish Landrace) of all onto genesis stages (60-, 90-, 12, 50, 180- and 210-d-old) do not exhibit any siginificant changes.
Both the single and pairs supreme pigs titles went to Joe Gray of Llandrindod Wells with his Pietrain and the poultry supreme title went to Pekin duck, entered by Julie Christopher of Brongest, Newcastle Emlyn.
Experimental animals were the porcine breeds Hampshire (HS, n = 1), Duroc (DU, n = 1), Berlin miniature pig (BMP, n = 1), German Landrace (LR, n = 30), Pietrain (PIE, n = 30), and Muong Khuong (MK, Vietnamese potbelly pig, n = 25).
Many rare breeds of pigs will be on display at Llanelwedd from the flat-faced Middle White to the double-muscled Pietrain and the Hampshire and Duroc, both unusual in the show ring," said Keith Brown, chairman of the Wales and Border Counties Pig Breeders
Genetic parameters of backfat thickness, age at 100kg and meat quality raits in Pietrain pigs.
The singles title went to a Welsh cross Pietrain from Andrew Davies, of Trial Mawr, Llanon, near Aberystwyth.
The study was conducted on 114 porkers which were crossbred sows and boars of Camborough 22, lines 337PIC (Pig Improvement Company, Hendersonville, TN, USA) (C22 x PIC), N = 34; Norsvin Landrace (C22 x NL), N = 35 and Pietrain (C22 x Pi), and N = 45.
These pigs were Pietrain x Landrace - so built in a completely different way.
The Pietrain x Landrace boys are about four weeks ahead of the Tamworth gilts and they're in adjoining fields.
Pedigree information of the Czech Large White-dam line (CLWd), Czech Landrace (CLA), both dam breeds, Czech Large White-sire line (CLWs), Duroc (DC), and Pietrain (PT) breed containing 132, 365, 391, 151, 32, 913, 13, 299, and 7, 160 records, respectively, were used in the analyses (Table 1).