Docker Park Farm Visitor Center Lancashire Docker Park Farm's Pig Factfile

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Fact Pigs can't sweat. Pigs have no sweat glands.

Fact Heart valves from hogs are used to replace damaged or diseased human heart valves.

Fact The hogs grown in Kansas each year provide enough pork to feed 10 million people around the world.

Fact A baby pig, or piglet, weighs about 3 1/2 pounds at birth and will double its weight in just 7 days.

Fact Swine research led to the development of the CAT Scan, a technology for examining internal organs without surgery.

Fact Porky Pig first appeared in movies in the 1930's. Porky's most recent movie was "Space Jam".

Fact A pig can run a 7 minute mile.

Fact Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.

Fact For years, the Royal Family kept a large herd of pigs at Windsor Castle in England.

Fact Charlotte's Web, a story by E.B. White, is a classic. Published in 1952, the story is about a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte who saves Wilbur's life.

For Bookings and Information please Contact:
Ned at Docker Park Farm Visitor Centre in Lancashire
on 015242 21331