Genetic background

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Specipig, in collaboration with the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) and Semen Cardona, has developed an exclusive genetic breed of miniature pigs, under the brand Specipig®. The breed is expected to be fully completed by the end of 2020.

Their average weight is at 6 months 13-17 kg and at 12 months 25-30 kg. Their adult weight is in average 35 kg.

 

 

 

Efficacy of miniature porcine species in biomedical research, Gutierrez et Al 2015 (table extract)
Parameter Specipig Yucatan Gottingen Hanford Sinclair/ - Minnesota
Adult body size (Kg) 47 70–83 45 80 - 95 55 - 70
Average litter size 5.5 6.0 6.5 6.7 7.2
Age to puberty (months) 4 -6 4 -6 3 -5 4 -6 4 -6
Genetic background Outbred Purebred Outbred Outbred Outbred