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 2022.

Their average weight is with 6 months around 25 kg and as adults they can reach 35-50 kg. With a slight individual variability and with the females in the higher top range.

 

 

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