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Comparative performance of Ghungroo and Large Black pig at organized institutional farm conditions

Manas Kumar Patra*, Yhuntilo Kent, Lily Ngullie, R.K. Das and Bidyut C. Deka

ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani, Medziphema, Nagaland–797 106, India.

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Present study was conducted to compare the production and reproduction performance of Ghungroo and Large Black breeds maintained at ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani, Nagaland. The birth weight (1.09 vs. 0.96 kg), pre-weaning growth rate (174.90 vs. 141.40 g/day) and matured body weight at 7 months (64.74 kg vs. 53.13 kg) were significantly higher (p. 9.96 kg) and weaning (47.35 vs. 52.50 kg) were recorded in Ghungroo and Large Black, respectively. The pre-weaning mortality was higher in Ghungroo (2.64) due to lower birth weight and larger litter compared to the Large Black (1.47, py breed not by parities. Thus, from this study it is concluded that the Ghungroo breed matured early, produce more litter and performs similar to the popular Large Black breed under organized farm condition.

Ghungroo, Large Black, Parities, Pig, Production, Reproduction.
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