Breed pigs by introducing a sexually mature boar to a female pig that is in estrus, or via artificial insemination of a female that is in estrus. Attempting to breed a pig outside of estrus does not result in a pregnancy... More »

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Some pig breeds include Chester whites, Durocs, Poland Chinas and tamworths. The Chester white pig comes from Chester County, Pennsylvania, and its ancestors originally came from England. More »

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The most popular pig breeds for 4H Market and Slaughter projects are American Landrace, American Yorkshire, Berkshire, Chester White and Duroc. These pig breeds adapt to most climates, but they need shade and a place to ... More »

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Breed cattle either by releasing bulls into a pasture with cows or by artificial insemination. To artificially inseminate a cow, collect semen from the bull and deposit the semen inside the uterine body of a cow in heat. More »

Cows mate by insemination from bulls during their monthly estrus, which lasts from four to 30 hours. Cows only accept bulls during this time. A cow's visible signs of heat include redness and swelling of the vulva, restl... More »

A male pig is known as a boar, while a female pig that has not yet given birth is known as a gilt. Once the female has one litter of babies, she is known as a sow. Baby pigs are known as piglets. More »

Baby pigs can be adopted relatively easily from shelters and sanctuaries. Examples of these locations include Pigs4Ever.com and PigPlacementNetwork.org, as well as more broad searches such as PetFinders.com. More »

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