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INTRODUCTION OF DIFFERENT MANGALICA BREEDS’S PROLIFICACY AND REARING PERFORMANCES

Balogh, Péter and Szabó, Péter and Pocsai, Krisztina (2013) INTRODUCTION OF DIFFERENT MANGALICA BREEDS’S PROLIFICACY AND REARING PERFORMANCES. RESEARCH IN PIG BREEDING, 7 (2). pp. 34-37. ISSN 1803-2303

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Abstract

Mangalica pig has a special significance in Hungary, because as a native breed it is substantial to preserve and keep in breeding. The professional membership and coordination of the breeding is performed by the National Association of Mangalica Breeders (NAMB) since 1994. The breed has three colour varieties – blonde, swallow-bellied and red – which are independent breeds verified by the results of gene-preservation researches. The paper compares prolificacy and rearing performances of the three mangalica breeds and also the determinants influencing the examined indicators among the years 2000 and 2011 on the basis of data from NAMB and National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO). It was analysed partly the number of days between two litters, the frequency of litter and the age at first litter of mangalica sows and the other hand the average results of one-day old piglets and the piglets reared to 21 days of age. Mangalica breeds have lower parameters in all indicators compared to a modern pig breed (e.g. Hungarian Large White) due to the speciality of the species (e.g. longer rearing period, tolerance to climatic and breeding conditions). Some economic factors (global economic crisis, drought damage) also affected the studied performances during the examined period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > S1 Agriculture (General) / mezőgazdaság általában
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SF Animal culture / állattenyésztés
Depositing User: Dr. Péter Balogh
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2014 08:12
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/16949

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