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Revealed: Key Facts About Britain's Fattest Pigs Boris and Marjorie
The Telegraph ^ | 15 Mar 2013 | Andrew Hough

Posted on 03/16/2013 2:24:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Marjorie and Boris were named today as Britain’s fattest pigs. Here is a factfile on the pair.

• The pair are crossbreed Gloucester Old Spot/Large White pigs.

• Boris weighs 925lbs (420kg).

• He measures more than 7ft from snout to tail and is at least 3ft tall.

• Marjorie weighs about 670lbs (300kg).

• She is 6ft long and 3ft 6 ins tall.

• Their combined weight is more than a classic Mini.

• Boris sires 175 babies every year, bringing his total number of piglets to up to 600.

• He could produce 6,250 sausages, 112lbs of bacon – the equivalent of 3360 thin rashers of back and streaky bacon or 600 “good, thick rashers of back bacon from the loin” – 54lbs of chops, 72lbs of ham, 32lbs of shoulder.

• Boris eats almost nine lbs (4kg) of barley and wheat sour roll with minerals a day, split into two meals in the morning and afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Pets/Animals
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1 posted on 03/16/2013 2:24:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Would he be fit to eat as he is a boar? My experience is boar meat has an extremely strong smell and is almost inedible.

Might have to cut his cohones out and feed him corn for about 90 days to allow the boar smell to disappear.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 2:30:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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Giant Pigs Boris and Marjorie at Chyvarloe Farm in Helston Photo: SWNS
3 posted on 03/16/2013 2:31:05 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nickcarraway
Talking about big pigs, I saw this road hog on a recent trip to Panama.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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If you ever get a chance to read "Lord Emsworth's Annotated Wiffle: The Care of the Pig by Augustus Whiffle ", you will see just how seriously the Brits take their pork.

I've got an old copy somewhere around here. It's hilarious reading.

/johnny

5 posted on 03/16/2013 2:44:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Boris eats almost nine lbs (4kg) of barley and wheat sour roll with minerals a day, split into two meals in the morning and afternoon.

Better diet than Wu fed his hogs in Deadwood.


6 posted on 03/16/2013 2:57:25 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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7 posted on 03/16/2013 3:24:11 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: WXRGina

What state did they say there congress critters came from?


8 posted on 03/16/2013 3:52:36 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: nickcarraway

how much is that in stone?


9 posted on 03/16/2013 3:59:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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They look kind of scrawny. They usually have a big pig at the State Fair of Texas. Neither of these would make the cut.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 4:04:03 PM PDT by PAR35
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What state did they say there congress critters came from?

I think it was the drunken state.

11 posted on 03/16/2013 4:49:16 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nickcarraway

They remind me of Snopes Clinton and his lovely wife.


12 posted on 03/16/2013 4:53:55 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: nickcarraway

Piers Morgan’s parents?


13 posted on 03/16/2013 4:58:07 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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The Empress has her work cut out for her to win the Fattest Pig Prize for Clarence against this bunch!

But I’m sure P.G will find a way...


14 posted on 03/16/2013 5:04:34 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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