pig is called a sow, a father pig is called a boar and a baby pig is
called a piglet.
group of pigs is called a herd.
A sow can
give birth to 8 - 12 piglets in one litter, and can have 2 litters in
have straight tails. Others have curly tails.
four toes on each hoof. Pigs walk on only two of their toes on each
They look like they are walking on tiptoe.
The Food You Eat
we eat is made from products grown on a farm, most often in Canada.
One out of
every seven jobs in Canada is related to agriculture and food. Think
about all the
people it takes to bring food to your table: farmers, truckers, bankers,
equipment manufacturers, butchers,
food processors, restaurant and
grocery store staff, and the list goes on and on and on.
Everything But The Oink
almost every part of the pig.
skin are used for glue, pigskin garments, gloves, shoes and footballs.
used for artist's brushes, insulation, upholstery.
are used for buttons, bone china.
and glycerin are used for insecticides, floor waxes, weed killers,
agents, cement, rubber, crayons, cosmetics, chalk, antifreeze,
plastics, putty, cellophane.
Pigs are a
source of nearly 40 drugs and pharmaceuticals such as insulin.
valves are surgically implanted in humans to replace diseased valves.