Evaluation of pig rearing farmers of North East India as prospective breeder: A retrospective analysis

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00025.4    | Article Id: B-2697 | Page : 123-126
Citation :- Evaluation of pig rearing farmers of North East India as prospective breeder: A retrospective analysis.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):123-126
S. Naskar*, S. Borah, Y. Vashi, R. Thomas, S.K. Dhara1 and S. Banik soumen_naskar@hotmail.com
Address : National Research Center on Pig, Guwahati-781 131, India.

Abstract

The present study was conducted for objective evaluation of the pig rearing farmers of north east India as breeder. Preliminary survey of persons engaged in pork production and processing were made, and reproductive tracts of slaughtered animals were collected from organized (ORG-) and unorganized (UNORG-) slaughter houses in and around Guwahati for assessing their reproductive status through morphometric examination and maturation potential of oocytes. The survey revealed that male pigs, sourced from organized farms, were mostly slaughtered at 8-12 months of age, whereas female pigs were slaughtered after third or fourth farrowing, at ORG-slaughter houses. Pigs slaughtered at UNORG-slaughter houses were mostly sourced from primary producers and household enterprises, and stage of reproductive life was not an important factor influencing the decision to selling. Organometry of female genital organs showed higher values (P

Keywords

Farmer In-vitro Oocyte Organized Organometry Pig Slaughter house Unorganized.

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