Micro-Yucatan™ Miniature Swine

Background

  • Micro-Yucatan miniature swine have the same origin as the Yucatan miniature swine: Developed from 25 animals imported from southern Mexico into the United States in 1960 at Colorado State University with funding from the Kroc FoundationMicro
  • Introduction of a small Yucatan boar from Thompson Research to the Colorado State University breeding program resulted in “Martha”, the first micro-sized Yucatan
  • Charles River Laboratories assumed the breeding of the Micro-Yucatan in 1985
  • Sinclair BioResources acquired the colony in 2002
  • The colony is located in Windham, ME
  • The colony is closed and fully pedigreed

Characteristics

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