For bringing genetic improvement in indigenous breed of pigs, cross breeding programme in pigs has been taken up in the State. Main exotic breed of pigs namely Large White York-shire is used for cross breeding. Six Govt. Pig Breeding Farms have been set up in the state. At these pig breeding farms pigs of exotic breed i.e. Large White York- shire are maintained which are used for cross-breeding.
The exotic piglets of superior germ plasm are supplied to pig breeders from these farms for cross breeding.
PERFORMANCE OF THE PIGS
With a view to study the performance of the pigs the economic traits ie. Average litter size at birth and weaning and Average weight at birth and weaning during the year under report was worked out.