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Agricultural Reviews, volume 37 issue 3 (september 2016) : 228-233

Productive and reproductive perfomances of desi pigs: A review 

Prasanta Boro*, B.H.M. Patel, B.C. Naha, N.R.Sahoo, G.K.Gaur, Triveni Dutt, Mukesh Singh, Ambadas Madkar
1<p>ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute,&nbsp;Izatnagar-243 122, Bareilly, India.</p>
Cite article:- Boro* Prasanta, Patel B.H.M., Naha B.C., N.R.Sahoo, G.K.Gaur, Dutt Triveni, Singh Mukesh, Madkar Ambadas (2016). Productive and reproductive perfomances of desi pigs: A review . Agricultural Reviews. 37(3): 228-233. doi: 10.18805/ag.v37i3.3538.

The assessment of productive and reproductive performances of pig breeds have been done in different countries of the world. However, the same study for indigenous or so called desi pigs in different parts of India is limited. It is now believed that the study of some productive and reproductive traits is most essential to evaluate the potentiality of these indigenous pigs. In India, only limited studies on productive and reproductive traits have been carried out on indigenous pigs that too detailed studies have been done only in three recognised pig breeds namely Ghungroo, Niang-Megha and Agonda Goan. The desi pigs are having very sound reproductive efficiency and medium production potential. These characteristics of desi pigs are very much suitable to the small pig farmers with low input production system for livelihood and sustainable pig farming. These productive and reproductive analyses will be useful in the selection of breeding stock for future parent generation.

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