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also Du·roc  (do͝or′ŏk′, dyo͝or′-)
Any of a breed of red swine developed during the 1800s in the United States.

[After Duroc, a horse owned by the developer of the breed.]


(Breeds) an American breed of red lard pig
[C19: from Duroc, name of a stallion owned by the man who developed this breed]


(ˈdʊər ɒk, ˈdyʊər-)

one of an American breed of hardy red hogs having drooping ears. (ˈdʊər ɒkˈdʒɜr zi, ˈdyʊər-)
[1880–85, Amer.; allegedly from the name of a horse owned by the breeder]
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Duroc said that Napoleon would receive the Russian general before going for his ride.
That is why those who accompanied him, and even his especial friends, used to drop like nuts: Duroc, Bessieres, Lannes-- men as strong as bars of steel, which he cast into shape for his own ends.
In this study, high-throughput sequencing technology was adopted, and a total of 194,813 valid sequence reads were generated from Duroc (47,796b), Hampshire (47,535b), Landrace (50,842a) and Yorkshire (48,640b).
IFG, part of Swedish industrial group Duroc (NASDAQ Stockholm: DURC), is a worldwide manufacturer of polypropylene, polyethylene, polyamide fibre and filament yarns.
Duroc will not be affected by goodwill through the transaction, which is carried out with own funds.
Destaca el hecho que la prolificidad (LNT/LNV) obtenida en este estudio con SC en cerdas nuliparas con ovulacion espontanea fue considerablemente afectado, puntualizando tambien que la mayoria de los lechones presentaron alto peso corporal al nacimiento (>2 kg) propiciando partos dificultosos, sin embargo, a manera de justificar estos resultados es importante destacar que las cerdas Duroc primerizas no se consideranaltamente prolificas, ya que su productividad al parto no supera los 8,5 lechones por camada [29].
The results may not be applied to improve reproduction in the purebred population, since maintenance programs were established particularly to preserve the original characteristics of the breed; nevertheless, genetic data can be used in the selection of purebred Mangalica sows for commercial crossings with Duroc boars.
Hybrid wild boars, also known as special wild pigs in China, are a hybrid animal with 75% wild boar lineage and 25% domestic Duroc pig lineage.
The reserve champion was a Duroc home-bred by Jan and Andrew Walton, who keep 12 pigs and a flock of pedigree Charollais sheep on their farm at Backford, Chester.
91 percent of dairy cows are Hol-stein, more than half of beef cattle are Angus, Hereford or Simmental breeds, 75 percent of pigs are Duroc, Hampshire or Yorkshire breeds; and more than 90 percent of turkeys are Broad-breasted White turkey.
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With the discovery, a red-haired Duroc pig from a farm at the University of Illinois has now joined the growing list of domesticated animals that have had their genomes sequenced.