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|