We hope you enjoy these facts about pigs!


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Pigs can't sweat and are susceptible to many of the same illnesses as humans. So, many pigs live inside barns to regulate temperature and reduce contact with outside germs.

A female pig is called a sow. One sow will have 8 to 12 piglets in one litter. it takes approximately 6 months for a piglet to grow to market weight of 240 to 280 pounds.

Pigs wear earrings! Most livestock, including pigs, wear ear tags. These tags identify the pig, its owner, its age, and many contain an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip!

Farmers use computers to keep track of how much the pig eats, drinks, weighs, and other health records by scanning the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip.