General Swine Knowledge Test! Trivia Quiz

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Below is a general swine knowledge test! Pigs are considered to be the smartest domesticated animals, and what they lack in eyesight they make up in good memory and a strong sense of smell. If you think you have adequate knowledge about pigs, their bodies, organs and even different breeds this quiz s for you. How about you take it and get to show off how skilled you actually are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the name for a castrated male pig?

    • A.

      Boar

    • B.

      Gilt

    • C.

      Shoat

    • D.

      Barrow

    Correct Answer
    D. Barrow
    Explanation
    A castrated male pig is called a barrow. This term is used to describe a male pig that has been neutered or had its testicles removed. Castration is commonly done to control aggression and improve meat quality in pigs. Barrows are typically raised for meat production and are known for their lean and flavorful meat.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name for a female pig that has not given birth yet?

    • A.

      Sow

    • B.

      Gilt

    • C.

      Stag

    • D.

      Prolific

    Correct Answer
    B. Gilt
    Explanation
    A female pig that has not given birth yet is called a gilt. This term is used to specifically refer to a young female pig that has not yet reached maturity and has not yet had any litters of piglets. The other options, sow, stag, and prolific, do not accurately describe a female pig that has not given birth yet.

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  • 3. 

    What is the term for the process of giving birth to pigs? 

    Correct Answer
    Farrowing
    Explanation
    Farrowing is the term used to describe the process of giving birth to pigs. It specifically refers to the act of a sow or female pig giving birth to a litter of piglets. During farrowing, the sow goes through labor and delivers the piglets, usually in a specially designed farrowing crate or pen. This term is commonly used in the pig farming industry to describe this important reproductive process.

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  • 4. 

    The pig has a ruminant digestive system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because pigs do not have a ruminant digestive system. Ruminants, such as cows and sheep, have a specialized four-chambered stomach that allows them to digest plant material through a process called rumination. Pigs, on the other hand, have a monogastric digestive system similar to humans, with a single-chambered stomach. They are omnivores and can digest a wide range of foods, including both plants and animal matter.

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  • 5. 

    Which breed of pig is all white with erect ears?

    • A.

      Yorkshire

    • B.

      Landrace

    • C.

      Chester White

    • D.

      Tamworth

    Correct Answer
    A. Yorkshire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Yorkshire. Yorkshire is a breed of pig that is known for being all white with erect ears. They are a large breed and are commonly raised for meat production. Yorkshire pigs are known for their lean meat and are popular among farmers for their fast growth rate and good mothering abilities.

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  • 6. 

    Which on of the following breeds is all black with a white belt?

    • A.

      Duroc

    • B.

      Hampshire

    • C.

      Berkshire

    • D.

      Blue Butt

    Correct Answer
    B. Hampshire
    Explanation
    The Hampshire breed is all black with a white belt.

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  • 7. 

    What is the term (s) for the average amount of gain per day based on the amount of feed fed?

    Correct Answer
    Average Daily Gain
    Explanation
    Average Daily Gain is the term used to describe the average amount of weight or growth an animal or livestock gains per day, based on the amount of feed it is fed. It is a measure commonly used in agriculture and animal husbandry to assess the efficiency of feed and determine the overall growth rate of animals. By calculating the Average Daily Gain, farmers and producers can make informed decisions about feeding practices and adjust the diet accordingly to optimize growth and profitability.

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  • 8. 

    Which one of the following is NOT a major cut of meat?

    • A.

      Ham

    • B.

      Flore Flank

    • C.

      Loin

    • D.

      Ribs

    Correct Answer
    B. Flore Flank
    Explanation
    The term "Flore Flank" does not correspond to any recognized major cut of meat. The other options listed - Ham, Loin, and Ribs - are all commonly known and used as major cuts of meat in various culinary preparations. Therefore, "Flore Flank" is the correct answer as it does not fit into the category of major cuts of meat.

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  • 9. 

    What is the feed conversion ratio for pigs?

    • A.

      1 lbs of feed for 1 lb of gain

    • B.

      2lbs of feed for 1 lb of gain

    • C.

      3 lbs of feed for 1 lb of gain

    • D.

      4 lbs of feed for 1 lb of gain

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 lbs of feed for 1 lb of gain
    Explanation
    The feed conversion ratio for pigs is 3 lbs of feed for 1 lb of gain. This means that it takes 3 pounds of feed to produce 1 pound of weight gain in pigs. This ratio is used to measure the efficiency of feed utilization in livestock production. A lower feed conversion ratio indicates better efficiency, as it means less feed is required to produce the same amount of weight gain.

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  • 10. 

    Where does Bacon come from?

    • A.

      Hams

    • B.

      Loin

    • C.

      Shoulder

    • D.

      Belly / Ribs

    Correct Answer
    D. Belly / Ribs
    Explanation
    Bacon comes from the belly or ribs of the pig. The belly is usually the most common cut used to make bacon, as it has a higher fat content which gives bacon its signature flavor and texture. The ribs can also be used to make bacon, but it is less common. Both cuts are cured and smoked to create the delicious bacon that is enjoyed in various dishes.

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  • 11. 

    The right ear notches of your pig tell you what? (YOUR pig's right ear)

    Correct Answer
    Litter Number
    Explanation
    The right ear notches of your pig tell you the litter number. This means that by examining the notches in the right ear of your pig, you can determine which litter the pig belongs to. Ear notching is a common method used in pig farming to identify and keep track of individual pigs within a litter. Each litter is assigned a unique notch pattern, allowing farmers to easily identify and manage the pigs.

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  • 12. 

    What is a "Blue Butt" a cross between?

    • A.

      A Landrace and Hampshire

    • B.

      A solid black pig and a white pig

    • C.

      A Chester white and a Hampshire

    • D.

      A Yorkshire and a Hampshire

    Correct Answer
    D. A Yorkshire and a Hampshire
    Explanation
    A "Blue Butt" is a cross between a Yorkshire and a Hampshire pig.

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  • 13. 

    What month was your pig most likely born?

    • A.

      December

    • B.

      January

    • C.

      February

    • D.

      March

    Correct Answer
    C. February
    Explanation
    The pig is most likely born in February because the question asks for the month in which the pig is "most likely" born. Since the given options are December, January, February, and March, February is the only option that falls within the range of months typically associated with pig births.

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  • 14. 

    How many pounds is the average to be considered "Market Ready"?

    • A.

      220

    • B.

      280

    • C.

      240

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    D. 250
    Explanation
    The average weight to be considered "Market Ready" is 250 pounds.

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  • 15. 

    How many teats does a sow have?

    • A.

      6-8

    • B.

      8-10

    • C.

      10-12

    • D.

      12-14

    Correct Answer
    C. 10-12
    Explanation
    A sow typically has 10-12 teats. Teats are the mammary glands on the underside of a female pig's body where milk is produced for nursing piglets. This range is the average number of teats found in sows, although there can be slight variations among individuals.

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  • 16. 

    What is the main ingredient in your feed?

    Correct Answer
    Corn
    Explanation
    The main ingredient in the feed is corn.

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  • 17. 

    The average market price for swine is $6/lb.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that the average market price for swine is $6/lb. The answer is false because there is no evidence or information provided to support this claim. Without any data or context, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of the statement. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 18. 

    When showing your pig it is okay to hit them on their back with your show stick. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hitting a pig on their back with a show stick is not okay when showing them. It is important to treat animals with care and respect, and using physical force can cause harm and distress to the pig. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 19. 

    After you are done showing and the judge places you, before you leave the ring you are supposed to shake his / her hand. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that it is customary and considered respectful to shake the judge's hand after the showing and placement in a ring. This gesture shows appreciation for their time and effort in evaluating the performance. It is a way to acknowledge their role in the event and to display good sportsmanship.

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  • 20. 

    Which one of the following things is NOT something you should have on hand while showing?

    • A.

      Spray bottle

    • B.

      Rag

    • C.

      Small brush

    • D.

      Show stick / cane

    Correct Answer
    A. Spray bottle
    Explanation
    A spray bottle is not something you should have on hand while showing because it may be seen as a distraction or a potential safety hazard. While showing, it is important to focus on presenting the subject or object effectively and professionally. A spray bottle may divert attention or create unnecessary complications during the presentation. Therefore, it is best to avoid having a spray bottle on hand while showing.

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  • 21. 

    If the judge has is back to you it is okay if you do not look at him/her. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Looking at the judge is important regardless of whether their back is turned or not. Even if the judge has their back to you, it is still necessary to maintain eye contact and show respect by paying attention to their presence in the courtroom. Failing to do so may be seen as disrespectful or unprofessional, which could negatively impact the outcome of the case. Therefore, the statement that it is okay not to look at the judge if their back is turned is false.

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  • 22. 

    How far away from the judge should you try to keep you and your pig? Pick the BEST answer. 

    • A.

      4-6 feet

    • B.

      6-8 feet

    • C.

      8-10 feet

    • D.

      10-12 feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 10-12 feet
    Explanation
    You should try to keep yourself and your pig 10-12 feet away from the judge. This distance is important to maintain a fair and safe environment during a pig show. Being too close to the judge can create bias or interfere with their ability to properly evaluate the pigs. Additionally, keeping a distance ensures the safety of both the exhibitor and the judge, as pigs can be unpredictable and may become agitated or aggressive in close proximity.

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  • 23. 

    When you are in the show ring and your pig poops down its butt or rubs up against another pig with poop... What should you do? 

    • A.

      Ignore it and keep smiling at the judge

    • B.

      Rub it off with your show stick

    • C.

      Wipe it on your blue jacket sleeve

    • D.

      Use your rag to wipe it off

    Correct Answer
    D. Use your rag to wipe it off
    Explanation
    In a show ring, it is important to maintain a clean and presentable appearance. If a pig has poop on its butt or rubs against another pig with poop, the best course of action would be to use a rag to wipe it off. This shows responsibility and professionalism, ensuring that the pig looks clean and well-groomed during the competition. Ignoring it or rubbing it off with a show stick may not be considered appropriate or hygienic, and wiping it off on a jacket sleeve would be unprofessional and unsightly.

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  • 24. 

    If your pig takes off running across the ring when you first enter, what do you do?

    • A.

      Run after it... yelling.

    • B.

      Say a profanity.

    • C.

      Stop in your tracks.

    • D.

      Walk calmly over to it and continue to look at the judge.

    Correct Answer
    D. Walk calmly over to it and continue to look at the judge.
    Explanation
    When your pig takes off running across the ring, the best course of action is to remain calm and composed. Running after it and yelling may only escalate the situation and potentially cause more chaos. Saying a profanity would be unprofessional and inappropriate. Stopping in your tracks would not address the situation and may result in a loss of control. Walking calmly over to the pig and continuing to look at the judge shows that you are in control and focused on the task at hand, maintaining a professional demeanor.

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  • 25. 

    If you weighed your pig 7 days ago and it was 215 lbs and today you weighed it and it was 227lbs, what is its the average daily gain? 

    • A.

      1.4 lbs per day

    • B.

      1.5 lbs per day

    • C.

      1.6 lbs per day

    • D.

      1.7lbs per day

    Correct Answer
    D. 1.7lbs per day
    Explanation
    The average daily gain can be calculated by finding the difference in weight between the two days and dividing it by the number of days. In this case, the pig gained 12 lbs (227 lbs - 215 lbs) over 7 days. Dividing 12 lbs by 7 days gives an average daily gain of 1.71 lbs per day. Therefore, the correct answer is 1.7 lbs per day.

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  • 26. 

    If the same pig mentioned before weighed 227 lbs and his average daily gain was 2.2lbs per day, what would he weigh at fair if there were 14 days left until weigh-in? 

    • A.

      248lbs

    • B.

      258lbs

    • C.

      286 lbs

    • D.

      268lbs

    Correct Answer
    B. 258lbs
    Explanation
    If the pig weighed 227 lbs and gained an average of 2.2 lbs per day, we can calculate its weight after 14 days by multiplying the average daily gain by the number of days. 2.2 lbs/day * 14 days = 30.8 lbs. Adding this to the initial weight of 227 lbs gives us a total weight of 257.8 lbs. Rounded to the nearest whole number, the pig would weigh 258 lbs at the fair.

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  • 27. 

    If you get "Penned" during either the market show or showmanship, you can relax and stop paying attention... even just get your phone out and text people. The show is taking forever. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if you get "Penned" during the market show or showmanship, you can relax and stop paying attention, even getting your phone out to text people because the show is taking forever. However, this is not true as it is disrespectful and unprofessional to be distracted or disengaged during a show. It is important to stay focused and attentive to the event, regardless of its duration.

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  • 28. 

    What is the term for a sow that has a lot of piglets in her litter?

    • A.

      Parturition

    • B.

      Farrowing

    • C.

      Prolific

    • D.

      Stag

    Correct Answer
    C. Prolific
    Explanation
    The term "prolific" refers to a sow that has a lot of piglets in her litter. This means that she is highly productive and capable of producing a large number of offspring.

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  • 29. 

    What is the name of the long cut of meat that covers most of the back?

    Correct Answer
    Loin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Loin." The loin is a long cut of meat that covers most of the back. It is a tender and flavorful cut that is commonly used in various dishes.

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  • 30. 

    Your pig has been given a shot of antibiotics intramuscularly. The fair is coming up soon. What is the most important thing you need to be concerned with? 

    Correct Answer
    withdrawal time
    Explanation
    The most important thing to be concerned with after giving a pig a shot of antibiotics intramuscularly is the withdrawal time. Withdrawal time refers to the period of time that needs to pass after administering medication before the animal can be slaughtered for consumption. It is crucial to ensure that the withdrawal time is followed to prevent any residues of the antibiotics from entering the food chain and potentially causing harm to consumers.

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