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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday: U for Udders






http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/

http://www.thepigsite.com/pighealth/article/222/udder

A healthy functional well-formed udder is vital to piglet survival not only to provide colostrum and milk but also to give all the piglets easy teat access.

Teat and udder conformation

There are two fundamental factors that decide whether a sow can rear 12 or more pigs; first whether all piglets are able to get access to teats and second whether they can suck milk freely from them.

17 comments:

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Now I have learnt a new word - thanks Ann!

Roger Green said...

udderly important

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gail said...

This is a breed of pig I am not familiar with...important information.

DawnTreader said...

a u-word I would not have thought of (but then I don't have any pictures to go with it either!)

rainfield61 said...

Udder, and I check with Google Search, it means only for quadruped mammals.

Sandra said...

udderly adorable...

photowannabe said...

Love the shaggy, hairy pig and pigletts. Perfect word choice for the letter U.

Wanda said...

Oh these shaggy colorful piglets are adorable...

After my cancer surgery and 6 weeks radiation, my doctor recommended "Udderly Smooth" cream for my breast. It's actually made for treating udders and teats of cows from cracking.

Very interesting post...

Kay L. Davies said...

The "udder cream" is, as Wanda mentioned, very good. Love the photos, too bad you didn't have any udder ones to show us. :o)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ginny said...

I know they're pigs and all, but the pictures are adorable!

chubskulit said...

Such a clever use of U!

"U" are invited to see the "U" at my page. Have a great evening.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow I didn't know this word "udders", thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

Gattina said...

That's a real cute picture !
I am glad that my canons are at least useful for something good, lol !

Leslie: said...

Hi Ann! What a UNIQUE way to honour the letter U this week! Fantastic photos and fabulous information! Have a good week,

Leslie
abcw team

hocam said...

This brought a smile to my face. Thank you.

Joe Todd said...

Fun post. Hope all is well with you

Rebecca said...

Oh I like the red colored one. What a great color.