Domestic pig

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The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or only Sus domesticus), often called swine, hog, or simply pig when there is no need to distinguish it from other pigs, is a domesticated large, even-toed ungulate.wikipedia
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Pig

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The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or only Sus domesticus), often called swine, hog, or simply pig when there is no need to distinguish it from other pigs, is a domesticated large, even-toed ungulate.
Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species.

Wild boar

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It is variously considered a subspecies of the wild boar or a distinct species.
It has a long history of association with humans, having been the ancestor of most domestic pig breeds and a big-game animal for millennia.

Pig farming

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When used as livestock, domestic pigs are farmed primarily for the consumption of their flesh, called pork.
Pig farming is the raising and breeding of domestic pigs as livestock, and is a branch of animal husbandry.

Pork

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When used as livestock, domestic pigs are farmed primarily for the consumption of their flesh, called pork.
Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.

Miniature pig

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Domestic pigs, especially miniature breeds, are kept as pets.
Miniature pig (also micro-pig, teacup pig, etc.) is a term that is used to refer to small breeds of domestic pig, such as Pot-bellied pigs, Göttingen minipigs, Juliana pigs, Choctaw Hogs, or Kunekune (and specimens derived by cross-breeding with these).

Livestock

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When used as livestock, domestic pigs are farmed primarily for the consumption of their flesh, called pork.
Pigs were domesticated by 8,500 BC in the Near East and 6,000 BC in China.

Mangalica

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Most domestic pigs have rather a bristled sparse hair covering on their skin, although woolly-coated breeds such as the Mangalitsa exist.
The Mangalica (also Mangalitsa or Mangalitza) is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig.

Wool

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Most domestic pigs have rather a bristled sparse hair covering on their skin, although woolly-coated breeds such as the Mangalitsa exist.
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, from hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids; additionally, the Highland and the Mangalica breeds of cattle and swine, respectively, possess wooly coats.

List of domesticated animals

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Archaeological evidence suggests that pigs were domesticated from wild boar as early as 13,000–12,700 BC in the Near East in the Tigris Basin, Çayönü, Cafer Höyük, Nevalı Çori being managed in the wild in a way similar to the way they are managed by some modern New Guineans.

Feral pig

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Escaped pigs became feral and caused a great deal of disruption to Native Americans, who had no domesticated animals, with the exception of dogs.
Razorback and wild hog are American colloquialisms, loosely applied to any type of feral domestic pig, wild boar, or hybrid in North America; pure wild boar are sometimes called "Russian boar" or "Russian razorbacks".

Nose ring (animal)

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A pig may be chosen to have a nose ring pierced through its septum, as this discourages rooting as it is painful to the pig.
A nose ring is a ring made of metal designed to be installed through the nasal septum of pigs (to prevent them from rooting) as well as domestic cattle, usually bulls.

Kunekune

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The breed known as the kunekune hardly ever roots, as it sustains itself feeding on nothing other than grass leaves.
The kunekune is a small breed of domestic pig from New Zealand.

Choctaw hog

They are the Choctaw hog, the Mulefoot, and the Ossabaw Island pig.
The Choctaw Hog is a breed of domestic pig historically used by Native Americans.

Wallowing in animals

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At higher temperatures, pigs lose heat by wallowing in mud or water via evaporative cooling; although it has been suggested that wallowing may serve other functions, such as protection from sunburn, ecto-parasite control, and scent-marking.
Thermoregulation - domestic pigs (Sus scrofa), great Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), warthogs (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), elephants (family Elephantidae)

Ossabaw Island hog

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They are the Choctaw hog, the Mulefoot, and the Ossabaw Island pig.
The Ossabaw Island hog or Ossabaw Island is a breed of pig derived from a population of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia, United States.

Mulefoot

They are the Choctaw hog, the Mulefoot, and the Ossabaw Island pig.
Mulefoot are a breed of domestic pig which is named for its intact, uncloven hooves reminiscent of a mule.

Milk

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Similar to a cat’s kneading, rooting is found comforting, first happens when they are born in order to obtain their mother’s milk, and can become a habitual, obsessive behavior which is most prominent in animals weaned too early.
Swine are almost never milked, even though their milk is similar to cow's milk and perfectly suitable for human consumption.

Chitterlings

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Liver, chitterlings, blood (for black pudding), and other offal from pigs are also widely used for food.
Chitterlings ( or ; sometimes spelled/pronounced chitlins or chittlins) are a prepared food usually made from the small intestines of a pig, although the intestines of cattle and other animals are sometimes used.

Midwestern United States

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Feral pig populations in the southeastern United States have since migrated north and are a growing concern in the Midwest.
Also very common in the antebellum Midwest was farming corn while raising hogs, complementing each other especially since it was difficult to get grain to market before the canals and railroads.

Liver (food)

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Liver, chitterlings, blood (for black pudding), and other offal from pigs are also widely used for food.
Domestic pig, ox, lamb, calf, chicken, goose, and cod livers are widely available from butchers and supermarkets.

Göttingen minipig

The known smallest domestic pig breed in the world is the Göttingen minipig, typically weighing about 26 kg as a healthy, full-grown adult.
The Göttingen minipig is the smallest domestic pig breed known in the world; as an adult, it weighs around 26 kg. Beside being known for its exceptionally small size, the Göttigen minipig is known for its docile nature and very clean and well-characterized health status.

Even-toed ungulate

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The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or only Sus domesticus), often called swine, hog, or simply pig when there is no need to distinguish it from other pigs, is a domesticated large, even-toed ungulate.
The pigs (Suidae) are limited to the Old World. These include the wild boar and the domesticated form, the domestic pig.

Swineherd

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In some areas, pigs are allowed to forage in woods where they may be taken care of by swineherds.
A swineherd is a person who raises and herds pigs as livestock.

Hernando de Soto

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Pigs were brought to southeastern North America from Europe by de Soto and other early Spanish explorers.
For instance, some of the swine brought by de Soto escaped and became the ancestors of feral razorback pigs in the southeastern United States.

São Paulo (state)

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Feral hybrids of the European wild boar with the domestic pig are also very disruptive to both environment and agriculture (among the 100 most damaging animal species), especially in southeastern South America from Uruguay to Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul (Center-West Region), and São Paulo (state) (Southeast Region), where they are known as javaporcos (from javali and porco, thus "boar-pigs").
Moreover, São Paulo is one of the world's most important sources of beans, rice, wheat, orange and other fruit, coffee, sugar cane, alcohol, flowers and vegetables, corn, cattle, swine, milk, cheese, wine, and oil producers.