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About Aksai Black Pied PigsAksai Black Pied

The Aksai Black Pied is a general purpose pig breed from Kazakhstan with a distinctive black and white pattern.

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About American Landrace PigsAmerican Landrace

Thernvarious strains of American Landrace swine are the descendants of the famous DanishrnLandrace hogs that were developed in Denmark in the 1890''s. It resulted fromrncrossing the Large White hog from England with the native swine. Largely throughrnthe use of the Landrace Denmark became a great bacon-exporting country.

In the early 1930s the United States Department of griculture entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs inrnDenmark for the purchase of 24 Danish Landrace. This stock was to be used forrnswine research studies with the stipulation that this breed would not bernpropagated as a pure breed for commercial use. The foundation stock of the American Landracernwere those hogs that were bred pure or that ...

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About American Yorkshire PigsAmerican Yorkshire

The American Yorkshire is arnbreed of domestic pig and is the American version of the Yorkshire pig (nowrnknown as the English Large White pig). Yorkshire pigs are white and have erectrnears. The modern Yorkshire is very muscular, with a high proportion of leanrnmeat and low backfat. They are also very sound and durable animals. Yorkshiresrnare classified into three types: large, middle, small. Only the large type ofrnYorkshire pig has ever gained any prominence in the United States.

The Yorkshire breed was developedrnin Yorkshire, England. In 1761, Robert Bakewell became interested in a localrntribe of hogs known as the Leicestershire breed and he molded them into arnlarge, useful hog that became popular in England.

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About Angeln Saddleback PigsAngeln Saddleback

The Angeln Saddleback is arnlarge, lop-eared, black pig with a white band around its body which continuesrndown to its forefeet. They typically weigh 350 kg weight, 92 cm height (boars)rnand 300 kg weight, 84 cm height (sows). 

The Angeln Saddleback pig also known as the Angler Sattelschwein, is a rare breed of domestic pig camernfrom Angeln, a region of northern Germany. 

In 1937 a black-and-white landracernwas crossed with a Wessex-Saddleback and was soon accepted as a new race. Inrnthe 1950''s the Angler Sattelschwein was very popular, but a few years later itrnwas considered too fat. Consumers stopped eating them, ranchers stop breedingrnthen and now the breed is nearly extinct.

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About Appalachian English PigsAppalachian English

Originallyrnfrom Appalacha, these pigs were commonly adapted and crossbred with the GuinearnHog over the past 200-300 years to produce an American original - Guinea Hogsrnwhich are one of the smaller breeds of pigs. They were commonly found onrnhomesteads in the southeastern US.

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About Arapawa Island PigsArapawa Island

Arapawa Pigs are a large with noses and tails. They are hairy and tan or sandy in color with black patches. The Arapawa Pig is a feral domestic pig found on  Arapawa Island  in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand, where they have lived since 1839. 

The boars weigh 120-180 kg, and the sows 80-100 kg. Although there are suggestions that the animals are descendants of pigs introduced to the area by James Cook in 1773 and 1777, it is more likely that their ancestors were released by whalers in the early 19th century.

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About Auckland Island PigsAuckland Island

The Auckland Island Pigrnis a feral breed of domestic pig found on AucklandrnIsland in New Zealand.

The pig is believed to have inhabited the island since 1807, whenrnEuropeans made several various releases of domestic pigs to provide a source ofrnfood for stranded sailors or visiting whalers. By the end of the 19thrncentury, the island held a thriving population of mixed origin pigs. In thernlate 20th century the largely undisturbed pig population produced arnsingle distinctive breed know today as the Auckland Island Pig.

The Auckland Island pigs appearance consists of coats ofrnthick hair which are black, or white or brown with black markings and havernlong, narrow heads and snouts, straight tails, ...

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About Australian Yorkshire PigsAustralian Yorkshire

Originally from Yorkshire England, the Australian Yorkshiresrnare derived from the original English breed of domesticated pig. This particular breed is also known as the most commonrnbreed in Australia.

In 2001, a study was conducted at the Institute of gricultural Sciences of South Vietnam thatrncompared to the Australian Yorkshire and the Duroc and to common Vietnamese pigs. It concluded thatrnthe Australian breeds had "significant advantage over Vietnamese breeds inrngrowth, efficiency and carcass lean and in littering performance."

The Australian Yorkshire isrnmarketed globally, with special modifications being made for Asian markets. Forrnexample, Australian Yorkshires supplied by ustralian P ...

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About Ba Xuyen PigsBa Xuyen

Ba Xuyen is a combination of French and Chinese swine fromrncomposites of the Craonnais, or Bo Xu imported around 1920 by French planters and Chinese pigs imported around 1900 by Chinese traders. Ba Xuyen is primarilyrnfound in South Vietnam along the Mekong River delta. They have adapted well tornthe salty-water zones of that area. The Ba Xuyen has a high backfat thicknessrnof 42 mm and weighs nearly 100kg by 12 months of age. The Ba Zuyen also has arnshort body, medium-sized ears and small legs, with roughly similar proportionrnof black and white areas on the body. The average number of piglets born to the a Xuyen is a litter of 8. 

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About Babi Kampung PigsBabi Kampung

Babi Kampung translates to "Village Pig" , other than that we havernnot been able to learn anything about them. If you know anything about Babi kampongrnpigs please contact us and help us out.

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About Bantu PigsBantu

The Bantu is found in southe Africa, and is derived from early breeds of swine from Europe and Asia. Bantusrnare usually brown but can also be black and white with black spots.

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About Basque PigsBasque

Basquernpigs (or Pie noir du Pays basque) are from Basque Country, France. Theyrnare piebald, black and pink.

What isrntoday called the Basque pig is one of several historical breeds or breed typesrnkept by Basque peoples, and it was consolidated under the name only in thern1920s. Though they were relatively common in the early 20th century, Basquernpigs had nearly disappeared by 1981, with fewer than 100 breeding sows left.

Today the breed is preserved by small farmers in France and Spain who are dedicatedrnto traditional Basque foods.rnBasque pigs grow more slowly and develop more fat than modern breeds likernthe Large White, making them less suited to intensive commercial meatrnprod ...

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About Bazna PigsBazna

The azna is an easy-to-raise pig originally from the Transylvania region of Romania and no they are not vampires.

The Baznarnpigs are black with a white belt, medium withers height and body structure, andrntypically weighing 125-135kg at one years old. They are mainly bred for theirrnlard and lean meat firmness.

The azna dates back to 1872 when they werernderived from crossing the Berkshire and Mangalitsa pig breeds. The offspringrnfrom that cross inherited the best traits from the Mangalitsa with theirrnsuperior productive traits. The resulting hybridsrnwere quickly spread around the neighboring towns in Transylvania.

Overrnthe next decade, Berk boars were imported from England and were used to improvernthe Bazna b ...

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About Beijing Black PigsBeijing Black

This breed is foundrnthroughout China. They are a meat breed, usually black with some whiternmarkings. The breed originated in 1962 from crossingBerkshireand Large Whitebreeds with local breeds including Dingxian, Shenxian andrnZhouxian.

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About Belarus Black Pied PigsBelarus Black Pied

This breed is found in thernregion surrounding Minsk in Belarus. It is a meat and lard breed which was developedrnfrom Large White,Large Black,Berkshire and Middle White breedsrncrossed withrnlocal breeds in the late 19th century and in the 1920''s.

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About Belgian Landrace PigsBelgian Landrace

The elgian Landrace is a muscular white breed with heavy drooping ears. They arernknown as ''the butcher''s pig'' one of the most commonly used breeds of pork forrnthe consumer market. The Belgian Landrace can be described as a very practicalrntype of breed with good fertility, sound body mechanics, and are good mothers withrnplenty of milk for their piglets.

The elgian Landrace has met the demands of producing top quality fresh pork forrnthe consumer marketplace. The breed has also sparked interest from otherrncountries with similar goals in crossbred swine production.

The BelgianrnLandrace breed''s development began in the late 1920''s, with the native Landracerntype, which sought to improve their short fat and poorly mus ...

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About Bengali Brown Shannaj PigsBengali Brown Shannaj

Other than their name wernhave not been able to learn anything about Bengali Brown Shannaj Pigs. If yournare familiar with them, please contact us and share what you know.

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About Bentheim Black Pied PigsBentheim Black Pied

Originatingrnin the "Grafschaft Bentheim" area of northern Germany, the Bentheim Black PiedrnPig is also known as the Bunts Bentheimer Schwein, which is a mid-sized breedrnthat is lop-eared with white with black spots in grey rings. Their best traitsrnare that they are hardy and long-lived, with high fertility rates with anrnaverage of 9.2 pigs per litter. Boars average 75 cm height and 250 kg weightrnand sows average 70cm height, 180 kg weight.

In Bentheim Germany in the beginning of the 20thrncentury the pig breeds consisted of a large number of colored swine in thisrnregion and local breeds consisted of crosses of Berkshire and Cornwall breeds.rnThe Bentheim became nearly extinct in the 1950''s and is now considered a rarernbreed ...

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About Berkshire PigsBerkshire

Berkshire are a small black pig with prick ears, whiternsocks, white tip to tail and flash on their face.

During the 19th Berkshire pigs became very popular and enjoyingrnpatronage from the aristocracy, including Queen Victoria. Berkshire was soon exportedrnto the USA. This trend continued throughout that century and by the end of thern19th century, herds were also established in Australia and New Zealand. Uprnuntil the first half of the 20th century, the breed grew in popularity. However as with all colored pig breeds, the Berkshire suffered a serious decline inrnpopularity following World War II when the demand for leaner bacon fromrnwhite-skinned pigs increased.

Since then a number of breeders have developed their ...

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About Bisaro PigsBisaro

Bisaro pigs commonly found in Portugal and are blackrnto white/pink in color and have a convex dorsal line. They grow to be up to 95cm in height and weight around .87kg.

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About Black Canarian PigsBlack Canarian

The Black Canary Pig is arnblack pig from the Canary Islands.  Its meatrnis considered a premium meat and can be sold as gourmet meet in the USA, Brazil India, Europe, and China. 

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About Black Slavonian PigsBlack Slavonian

The lack Salvonian is a nearly-extinctrnCroatian pig bred for meat. At the end of 19th and beginning of thern20th century they were developed by the crossing of Mangulica, erkshire, and Poland China pig breeds. Due to the small litters that the sowsrnhave, they are not popular with breeders and they today there are less than 200rnin the world.

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About Breitovo PigsBreitovo

Breitovo pigs are a general purpose swinernfrom Russia. They were bred inrnthe Yaroslavl region as a result of crossing local pigs with Danish landrace large white and medium white breeds of pigs. They became widespread in thernnorth-west of Russia, in the Volga region, and in the Urals. They were takenrnout against a background of voluminous feeding with a large quantity ofrnpotatoes.

They are predominantly white, but somernhave darker skins. They have great fertility strong constitution, and are large. dult boars’ average 310-330 kg, sows 220-240 kg. Their head is of mediumrnlength with a noticeable curve of the profile, but not pug-shaped. Their earsrnare long and drooping. Their neck is of medium length, broad, and muscula ...

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About British Landrace PigsBritish Landrace

The firstrnLandrace pigs were imported into Britain from Sweden in 1949 (4 boars and 8rngilts). In 1950 the British Landrace Pig Society was formed to create a herd bookrnfor the first offspring born and very soon an evaluation scheme was created with the first Pig Testing Scheme for daily gain and fat depths, a testingrnstation was built at Stockton-on-Forest, York. This was one of the firstrnexamples of pig testing in the UK.

Starting in 1953 morernLandrace pigs were imported into Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and thernChannel Islands. A few years later in 1978 the British Landrace Pig Societyrnjoined forces with NPBA and became the British Pig Association. 
rnThe popularity of the British Landrace breed has ex ...

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About British Lop PigsBritish Lop

The British Lop Pig isrna descendent of the lop-eared white pigs that has lived in the southwest Englishrnfarmyards for centuries.

The breed society was formed in 1920 under the name of thernNational Long White Lop- Eared Pig Society. The name was changed to the BritishrnLop Pig Society in the 1960s. 

As with most of the other rare breeds the decision in thern1950s to concentrate pig production on just three breeds (Landrace, Large White and the Welsh) was disastrous for the British Lop. Numbers dropped and coupledrnwith the breed’s relative confinement to the south west. The Lop became veryrnrare and still is today, but there are now herds throughout the UK. 

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About British Saddleback PigsBritish Saddleback

BritishrnSaddleback pigs are a breed of domestic pig created in the 20th century from the cross-breedingrnof Essex and Wessex Saddleback breeds.

In thern20th century LordrnWestern, while travelling in Italy saw some Neapolitan pigs and decided that  they were just what he needed to improve thernbreed of Essex pigs. He bought a pair of Neapolitan boars and crossed them withrnEssex sows. One Lord Western''s tenants named Fisher Hobbs of Boxted Lodge then usedrnthe Neapolitan-Essex boars and crossed them with his coarse Essex sows and inrnprocess established the Improved Essex breed. 

BritishrnSaddleback pigs have a black head and neck, as well as a clearly defined belt ofrnwhite extending over the ...

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About Bulgarian White PigsBulgarian White

In the early 1960s, the Bulgarian government wanted to improve the meat yield ofrnthe country''s Bulgarian White stock. They did so by importing "3,000rnpedigree breeding stock of the Landras and Large White varieties...from thernUSSR, Sweden, and Poland." These important pigs were given out to the pigrnfarmers in the country, along with ten staternfarms, in order to crossbreed them with local Bulgarian White stock. The resultrntoday is the Bulgarian White pig. 

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About Calabrese PigsCalabrese

The origin of the lack Pig from Calabria is uncertain. There are two different hypotheses atrnpresent: according to one it would come from the Iberian stock, while the otherrnfrom the Roman one. Once it used to be present in vast areas of Calabria andrndistinguished into several local varieties, like Reggitana, Cosentino Orielese, Lagonegrese, Catanzarese, Casalinga and others.

ll these animals had the common characteristic of a good unfat meat ideal tornthe sausage production, typical of that area.

The present dayrnconsistency is very limited: the real typical examples, or those that resemblernthe original type, are very few. They give lean cuts, ham and shoulders havernquite good size.

Medium-sized pigsrnw ...

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About Canterbury Blue PigsCanterbury Blue

Blue wild pigsrnwere reported in North Canterbury, New Zealand, in the early twentieth century. 1922 publication noted: "Perhaps the most interesting specimen of thernwild pig in this Dominion is the blue pig found in the Mount Grey and Kareturndistricts, North Canterbury. The blue color is produced by a blend ofrnapparently equal numbers of white and black hairs. So fixed is the type thatrnblue pigs may be found in a litter with blacks or black and whites. The bluernpig, evidently, is the result of a cross between a black pig and a white pig and the progeny crossed and inbred until the two breeds are absolutely blendedrnas far as color is concerned."

In a study ofrnwild pigs in the northern part of the South Island of New Zealand ...

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About Cantonese PigsCantonese

Cantonese pigs are abreed of pig from the Zhujiang deltarnin Guangdong, China. They are used for lard and meat and are generally blackrnand white. They are also known as Dahuabai, Ta-hua-pai, Kanton Chinese, Gongdong Big Spotted, Guangdong Large White Spot, Large Black White Macao, or Pearl River Delta pigs.

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About Casertana PigsCasertana

The Casertanarnbreed has very ancient origins (Teano or Pelatella): in fact  it isrnfrequently represented in frescoes and sculptures of Roman times. It isrncertainly the most precocious among Italian breeds, being able to give largernamounts of fat. At the age of one year these pigs may weigh over 150 kg. Thernpresent situation about this breed is crucial, as only few examples still live and not all of them are full-blooded. Rustic, excellent at grazing, frugal andrnprecocious, they have all the right features to be raised in the open. Theirrnfertility is limited to an average of 4-6 piglets each delivery up to a maximumrnof 10.

Bristles arernabsent or present in reduced number, that’s why the nickname of ‘Pelatella’. no ...

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About Celtic PigsCeltic

ThernCeltic pig (Galician: Porco celta) are a breed of pig native to the autonomousrncommunity of Galicia in north-western Spain. Though they were relatively commonrnuntil the early 20th century, Celtic pigs have nearly disappeared today. Howeverrnthey are recovering and there are now more than 2 500 purebred sows.

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About Chato Murciano PigsChato Murciano

Chato Murciano pigs are domestic pigs from Murcia Spain. The Spanish word "chato" means "short-nosed" which is how thesernshort-nosed pigs from Murcia got their name. They are the only surviving breedrnof pig locally and historically produced in Murcia and they are at the risk of extinction. 

Chato Murciano pigs arerngenerally bred for bacon and lean pork and they are well adapted to southe Spain''s dry and warm climate. 

Along with its shortrnnose, the Chato Murciano pigs are generally black or white color and have smallrnheads. Some tend to have white patches on parts of their body such as the tailrnand legs. 

In Murcia, the Spanishrnwere in need of an improved breed of pig as the curr ...

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About Chester White PigsChester White

Chester White pigs originatedrnin Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Chester White was first developed around 1816 using strains of large, white pigs common to the Northeast U.S. and a whiternboar imported from Bedfordshire. Alsornsome believe that Chinese pigs might have been added as well. 

By 1884rna breed association was officially formed but competing organizations sometimes for individual strains, continued to appear into the early 20thrncentury. Finally in 1930 all breed organizations were consolidated under thernChester White Swine Record Association.

Todayrnthe Chester White is a versatile breed suited to bothintensiveand extensive husbandry. Though not asrnpopular as the Duroc, Yorkshire or Hampshire,th ...

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About Choctaw Hog PigsChoctaw Hog

Choctaw Hog are domestic pig raised by Native Americans for meat.rnUnfortunately there are only a few hundred left and are considered criticallyrnrare. 

Choctaw hogs are black, sometimesrnwith white markings, and grow to about 120 pounds. Choctaw hogs have tworndistinctive characteristics: their toes are typically fused forming a single hoof likernthat of a mule, and many havernfleshy wattles on each side of their necks.

Choctaw Hog descendrnfrom livestock brought to the Americas by Spaniards in the 16th. The Choctaw Hog was usedrnnot only by Native Americans but also by European settlers.

The Choctaw people and their livestock migrated from the Deep South to OklahomarnTerritory in the early 19thrn ...

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About Cinta Senese PigsCinta Senese

It is a realrnbreed with a long history. It originated in the Siena area precisely aroundrnMonteriggioni, Sovicille and Poggibonsi, where until few decades ago aboutrn20.000 were bred, and the same number lived in the provinces nearby. It datesrnback to 1300 as it is seen in frescoes representing such pigs with a white beltrnlike in present day Cinta pigs. These animals are rustic, excellent at grazing with good motherly care and breast feeding. Males can reach over kg 150 at thernage of one year and females kg 140. Remarkable fat deposit particularly on thernback, this breed is free from any defects like PSS, PSE and sour meat.rnParticularly suitable to grazing, quite frugal.

The color isrnblack or slate grey with a white belt cove ...

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About Creole PigsCreole

CreolernPigs are a breed of pig indigenous to thernCaribbean nation of Haiti. Creole pigs are well adapted to the ruggedrnterrain and sparse vegetation of Haiti. Their resilience allowed Haitianrnpeasants to raise these pigs with little resources. The peasantsrncharacterized their pigs as never getting sick.

For generations, the HaitianrnCreole pig was a poor Haitian family''s most important economic asset.rnRugged foragers that coped well in Haiti''s tropical climate, Creole pigs wererncheap and easy for peasant families to raise. Beyond meat, the pigs'' realrnsignificance lay in their role as a “peasants’ savings bank" - an asset thatrncould easily be tapped into when cash was needed. These darkrnblack pigs were known for thei ...

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About Cumberland PigsCumberland

Cumberland Pigs were a pig from Northern Englandrnthat are now extinct. They werernused to produce local delicacies like theCumberland sausage and Cumberlandham. The breedrnbecame extinct in 1960, after changes in farming methods and a demand for lessrnfatty meat led to it falling out of favor.

Cumberland Pigs were a very oldrnbreed that likely developed over several hundred years inCumberlandandWestmorland, and was closely related to the Old Yorkshire whiternpig. They were a heavy-set white pig with pendulous ears, and a toughrnconstitution that enabled them to withstand the poor weather of Northe England. During the 19th century, many efforts were made to improve pig breeds and the Cumberland was often crossed with the Yorkshire w ...

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About Czech Improved White PigsCzech Improved White

Czech Improved White Pigs are found throughout the Czech Republic. They wererndeveloped from Large White, Edelschwein, and German Landrace pigs crossed withrnlocal swine. The Slovakian Improved White and Slovakian White Meat wererndeveloped from the Czech Improved White.

rnThey are a basic and widely used white breed with short and erect ears. They have a strong constitution and are adaptable. Theyrnhave a medium to largernbody. They are known for excellent fertility and milk production. They also fatten above average and average carcass value.

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About Danish Landrace PigsDanish Landrace

Danish Landrace pigs are a medium to large white breed ofrnpig. They have long bodies, fine hair, long snouts, and heavy drooping ears.rnThere are two distinct varieties, the white (hvid) and the piebald (sortbroget).

The first registered Landracernherd was established in 1896 in Denmark, with the first progeny and siblingrntests in 1907. Since then, production and quality testing have become a regularrnpart of the Danish swine improvement program. Primarily because of this breed Denmark had became the world''s chief bacon-exporting country and for many yearsrnrefused to export purebred Landrace breeding stock to protect this position.rnRegistrations are governed by Denmark''s Landsudvalget for Svineavl ogrnPro ...

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About Danish Protest PigsDanish Protest

The Danish Protest Pigrnis a rare breed of domestic pig. They are red but with a broad white verticalrnbelt and a trace of a white horizontal belt. because of their colors they resembles the Flagrnof Denmark. They originated in North Frisia in Southern Schleswig in thernbeginning of the 20th century, when Danes living in the area were not allowedrnto raise the Danish flag and kept and displayed the Protest Pig instead, makingrnit a symbol of their cultural identity.

They grow to about 36" high and up to 350kg. They probably were created outrnof Holsteinian and Jutlandian marsh pigs, the English Tamworth pig, and a redrnvariants of the Angeln Saddleback. They were recognized as a unique breed inrn1954, but after a last birth in ...

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About Dermantsi Pied PigsDermantsi Pied

DermantsirnPied Pigs, also known as Pstra dermanska, Dermantsi Black Spotted, Dermanskarnchernosharena, Schwarzbuntes Dermanzi, are found in the area surroundingrnLukovit in northern Bulgaria. The Dermantsi Pied is a lard pig. They are eitherrnwhite with black spots or black with white spots.

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About Duroc PigsDuroc

In 1823, a red boar, whosernparents were probably taken from England, was obtained by Isaac Frink of Miltonrnin Saratoga, New York. Frink had obtained the boar from a man named HarryrnKelsey. Kelsey owned a famous trotting stallion, named Duroc, and Frink namedrnhis red boar in honor of that horse. That boars progeny continued the Duroc pigrnname and many of his offspring inherited his color, quick growth and maturity deep body, sturdy ham and shoulder, and quiet disposition. Today that pigsrndescendants are called Durocs.

At the 1893 Chicago World''s Fair Duroc pigs gained wide popularity at the first successful Duroc pig show. Thisrnwas only the beginning of the Duroc pig popularity and success which continuesrntoday. They are no ...

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About Dutch Landrace PigsDutch Landrace

Dutch Landrace Pigs are a combination of German Landrace and Danish Landrace pigs. They are found in the southern, eastern, and northern parts of Holland. They are a meaty and efficient breed of pig. Dutch Landrace pigs have the same general look as other Landrace breeds. They are white and they have large floppy ears. They have been developed to have bigger backs and heavier hams than found on other types of Landrace pigs. They are also very fertile and are very good mothers. 

The swine pig ranchers of Holland lay great stress on production detail. Ninety percent of the marketed pigs are crossbreds, but careful attention is given to seed stock. Over 1,000 Dutch Landrace litters are tested each year for weight and other charact ...

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About East Balkan PigsEast Balkan

East Balkan Pigs or East Balkan Swine (EBS) are rarernpigs and the only aboriginal domesticated pig breed in Bulgaria. They arerndistributed on the western coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. In 2009 there were 1,858 East Balkan Pigs;rnhowever the population decreased by 62% by 2006.

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About Essex PigsEssex

Essex pigs, also known as just the Essex, were developed in thernUnited Kingdom. Essex pigs are popular because they are easy and cheap to keep. 
The modern day Essex was developed by breeding local pigs in arearndenoted in the Essex area. The original Essex, also known as the Old Essex, wasrna small black and white pig. By the nineteenth century, the Old Essex wasrnimproved by crossbreeding with imported pig breeds. 
Althoughrnthe breed had been changed, they still remained popular until the 1950’s especially during and after World War Two, because they retained theirrnhardiness and independence. In 1955, a report was released by the AdvisoryrnCommittee on the Development of Pig Production i ...

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About Estonian Bacon PigsEstonian Bacon

Estonian acon pigs, as one would guess, are meat pigs from Estonia and the source ofrnexcellent bacon. They were developed from local landrace pigs crossbred with German Danish,and Swedish landraces. They lookrnsimilar to the Danish Landrace pigs.

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About European Wild PigsEuropean Wild

ThernEuropean wild pig - more correctly the European Wild Boar (which term coversrnboth the boars and sows) - is commonly called the "Euro" in New Zealand. It isrna hardy breed.

Allrndomesticated pigs, even Asian varieties, are believed to have evolved from thisrnEuropean breed.

Inrnspite of the fearsome reputation of the European Wild Boar, domesticated Eurosrnmake good pets.

Theyrnare born with stripes from nose to tail, fading when about six to nine weeksrnold. Colors range from yellow-sandy through to red-black. They have long manesrnand hair in winter with a woolly undercoat. They are great mothers, farrowingrntwice a year.

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About Fengjing PigsFengjing

Fengjing pigs are from the town of Fengjing in Shanghai, China. They arernmainly found in the districts of Jinshan, Songjiang, and Wujiang. They are classified as a typernof Taihu pig which all occur in thernnarrow region of mild sub-tropical climate around the Taihu Lake region. 
Fengjing pigs are large blackrnpigs with large floppy ears. They are distinguished by their very wrinkly facesrnand bodies. They are excellent breeders, producing two litters per year of anrnaverage 12 piglets at first parity rising to 17 piglets at third parity with 12rnsurviving to be weaned. Litter sizes of up to 20 occur regularly. The pig growsrnrelatively slowly and has a good, succulent, taste. 
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About Finnish Landrace PigsFinnish Landrace

Finnish Landrace pigs arernfound in abundance in the northern parts of Europe, particularly in Finland, ofrncourse. They have the same origin as the other Landrace pig breeds of Europe.rnThe Finnish Landrace pig breeds are developed by means of crossings with thernimproved indigenous stock that were brought from other countries. Theyrnaverage 6 to 10 baby piglets in a litter and will have two to three litters perrnyear.

Finnish Landrace pigs have a white body color and the weighty, droopingrnears, like other landrace pigs; however, Finnish Landrace pigs are extremelyrntidy. Because to this, they have been imported as seed stock to other countries.rnFinnish Landrace pigs make sure their bathroom area is far away from where theyrneat a ...

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About Forest Mountain PigsForest Mountain

Forest Mountain pigs (or Lesogornaya) is an extremely rare breed of pig from Armenia.rnThey are rare and it is feared that they may become extinct.

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About French Landrace PigsFrench Landrace

Landrace pigs were firstrnintroduced into France around 1930; however, it was not until after World War 2rnthat extensively imported into France - mainly from Sweden.

Today''s French variant ofrnthen Landrace pigs is typically large and white with heavy drooping ears. They havernbeen bred for skeletal soundness, heavy muscling, good mothering, and prolificacy.rnSows average 19.7 pigs per year. Their hams are bulging and their rumps arernlevel and wide with very muscular loins.

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About Gascon PigsGascon

Gascon pigs are a rare breed from the mountainous and remote regions of France, and they probablyrnare the most ancient breed of pig in France. 

Despite endangered Gascon pigs have many valuable characteristics. Like mostrnold-fashioned breeds, theyrnare pronernto becoming very fat, but theyrnarernvigorous, hardy, thrifty and tolerant of hot climates. Plus thernsows are prolific and have a good supply of milk for their litters.

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About German Landrace PigsGerman Landrace

German Landrace pigs were developed around 1900 in Lower Saxony, Germanyrnfrom carefully selected pigs from the area. During the years of 1948-1958 there were importations of Danish and Dutch Landrace that were used to furtherrnimprove the breed. 

German Landrace pigs are very similar to other Landrace pigs; they are whiternheavy drooping ears. However, they are not as extreme in size and length asrnsome of the Landrace strains of other nations. 

German Landrace pigs breeding selection efforts have been especially directedrntoward excellent fertility, heavy milking, and good mothering. There has beenrnspecial attention, following weaning, to efficiency in feed conversion and tornhigh cut-out values.

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About Gloucestershire Old Spot PigsGloucestershire Old Spot

Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, orrnGOS hogs, are from Gloucestershire County, English. They are known for theirrndocility, intelligence, and prolificacy. Boars reach a mature weight of 600 lbs 272 kg) and sows 500 lbs (227 kg).

Theyrnare predominantly white with black spots and there must be at least one spot onrnthe body to be accepted in the registry. Their maternal skills enable them tornraise large litters of piglets on pasture. Their disposition and self‑sufficiencyrnmake them attractive for farmers raising pasture pigs and those who want to addrnpigs to diversified operations.

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About Gottingen Mini PigsGottingen Mini

Gottingen Minipig (also known as the Gottinger or Goettingen Minipig) are a breed of miniature swine developed specifically for use in biomedical research. They arernbest known for their exceptionally small size and their very clean andrnwell-characterized health status. Their development began in the late 1960s atrnthe Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Gottingen, Germany, by crossbreeding Minnesota minipigs, the Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs, and German Landrace pigs. Today they are is bred at four separate locations globally and are used in life-saving biomedical research all over the world.

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About Grice PigsGrice

Grice Pigs -rnalso known as the Highland, Hebridean or Irish pig -  are an extinct pig from Scotland and Ireland.rnThey became extinct, surviving longest in the Shetland Isles, where theyrndisappeared in the late nineteenth century.

Accounts from the early 19th century suggest the grice was an aggressivernanimal with small tusks, an arched back, and a coat of stiff dark bristles overrna fleece of wool. Most likely ranchers stopped breeding them pigs andrnturned to more docile and larger pigs.

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About Guinea Hog PigsGuinea Hog

Photo by Jack Rowland Guinea Hogs, also known asrnPineywoods Guinea, Guinea Forest Hog, Acorn Eater, and Yard Pigs, are unique tornthe United States. Despite their name, Guinea Hogs are not from the country ofrnGuinea. The Guinea Hog has a black coat, sturdy body, curly tail and uprightrnears.

Guinea hogs are very easy hogs to keep. They are good as free-range foragers but they are alsornat home in a farmyard. No vaccinations, worming rarely needed no vetrnbills unless a hog is physically injured. If farrowing is planned in the springrnor summer, just a dry covered nesting place is needed. No heat, etc. is needed.rnThey are easy to contain with a high tensile electric fence (you will need arnlow wire at 6 inches, 18 inches, and 30 inches). They are even ...

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About Hampshire PigsHampshire

Hampshirernpigs have erect ears and are black with a whitish band around the middle covering the front legs. They are fourth most common breed of pig in the UnitedrnStates, and probably the oldest American breed of hogs.

It is believed that Hampshire pigsrncome from the Old English Breed, found in northern England and Scotland. Mostrnlikely they were imported to America from Hampshire England between 1827 and 1839. 

Hampshire hogs are large, well-muscled and rapid growers. They make good mothers and are good tempered.

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About Hereford PigsHereford

HerefordrnPigs, or Hereford Hogs, are rare variety of meat pigs that are similar in coloration tornHereford cattle. They originated in the United States and where developed from Duroc Poland China, and perhaps some Chester White, or Hampshire pigs. They werernfirst developed from 1920 to 1925, and by 1934 the official Hereford registryrnwas opened.

They are hardy animals suitedrnfor eitherextensive or intensive production.rnThey have a docile temperament, and are well suited to use in4-H and similar programs. They are a mediumrnto large swine breed, and they generally weigh 200 to 250 pounds (90 to 110 kg)rnat five or six months of age. Mature sows weigh about 600 pounds (270 kg)rnand boars about 800 pounds (360 kg).

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About Hezuo PigsHezuo

HezuornPigs are from China and are found in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecturernof Gansu Province. They are well suited to the region where the altitude inrnthis region is high (2600 m), and the temperature low. The pigs are out onrnpasture year round, and are characterized by long, coarse and dense bristles, arnslow growth rate, and low birth rate, with a litter size of 4 to 7.

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About Iberian PigsIberian

IberianrnPigs are meat pigs from to the Iberian Peninsula. The Iberian pig can probably berntraced back to the Neolithic, when animal domestication started. Currently theyrnare found in herds clustered in the central and southern part of PortugalandSpain.

The most commonly acceptedrntheory is that the first pigs were brought to the Iberian Peninsula by thePhoeniciansfrom the Eastern Mediterranean coast current dayLebanon), where theyrninterbred withwild boars. This crossrngave rise to the ancestors of what are today Iberian pigs. The Iberian breed isrncurrently one of the few examples of a domesticated breed which has adapted torna pastoral setting where the land is particularly rich in natural resources, inrnthis case acorns from t ...

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About Idaho Pastured Pigs PigsIdaho Pastured Pigs

Image: <a href= class = body target=_blank>Idaho Pasture Pig Registry</a> Idaho Pasture Pigs (also knownrnas IPPs) were developed from Duroc, Old Berkshire, and Kunekune pigs. They are grazingrnpigs and are very gentle, have great personalities, are easy to work with, and arernsmaller than traditional pig, like the Large White, while still reaching arnbutcher weight of about 200 - 250 pounds in 9 - 10 months eating primarilyrngrass.

They are a well-proportionedrnpig with a medium width in the leg set, a wide back, noticeable shoulders developed hams, and a overall, nicely proportioned head with a short - mediumrnupturned snout.  Sows should mature atrn250 - 300 pounds and the boars should mature at 300 - 400 pounds. 

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About Italian Landrace PigsItalian Landrace

Italian Landrace Pigs are, as you would expect, an Italianrnvariation on Landrace pigs. They are large, have very long bodies, lop ears and are white.

Landrace pigsrnwere originally imported from Denmark after the Second World War. They were selectedprincipally forrnsuitability for the production of Salumi and prosciuttorncrudo (dry-cured hamthat is usuallyrnthinly sliced and served uncooked). After theLarge White Italiana, Italian Landrace pigs are the second-most common pigrnbreed in Italy. 

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About Jeju Black PigsJeju Black

Jeju lack Pigs are smallrnblack pigs found on Korean''s largest island, Jeju-do. They have a smooth coatrnof hair and erect unfolded, ears and a narrow snout.

Jeju lack Pigs have a have a unique taste quite distinct from other breeds of pigrnand forms the basis of some well-known local dishes. The pork is smoked over burning hay allowing the smokernto penetrate the meat juices resulting in a flavor quite unlike regular porkrnand a meat that is somewhat chewier.

Untilrnquite recently, Jeju Black Pigs were kept in order to dispose of human waste.rnThey were housed in sties built below outside latrines where theirrn"food" was directly delivered. This practice was still current in thern1960s but has now given way to more ...

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About Jinhua PigsJinhua

Jinhua Pigs are from the Zhejiang Province in China.  The have a white body, with black at the headrnand rump. This leads to the common name of "two-end-black". Theirrnback and loins are slightly curved. They have thin skin, fine bones, and tenderrnmeat. 

Jinhua belong to a type of swine found in central China, thernregion between the Changjiang and Zhujiang rivers where the climate isrntemperate (or warm) and moist. Agriculture in this region is highly developedrnand the main crop is paddy rice. The area is rich in feed and especiallyrnabundant in green and water plants which are used as pig feeds. Pigs in thisrnregion are generally penned and well managed.

Jinhua pigs mature early and may be mated as earl ...

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About Juliana PigsJuliana

Juliana Pigs also known as Miniature Painted Pigs, are small colorful pigs. They are lean muscular pigs that originating in Europe through selective breeding of variousrnkinds of pigs. On average the Juliana pig weighs between 30 - 50 pounds and are 13 - 17 inches in height. However sometimes they can get to be up to 70 lbs in weight.

They have distinctive elongated snout. However, the mainrnadvantage of these pigs is the temperament - during breeding, much attentionrnwas paid not only to their conformation, but also to the character. They are cheerful flexible, and not aggressive. 
Julian pigs are always spotted. Their main color can bernsilvery, white, red, black or coffee with milk. The spots are predom ...

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About Kakhetian PigsKakhetian

Kakhetian Pigs are fromKakheti, the eastern province of Georgia.  They are one of the breeds of Europeanrnpigs. 

They have a medium-size long head, wellrndeveloped moving snout, and short standing ears. They have a flat, narrow, andrnshort body, convex back, tall and strong legs, indrawn and short stomach underdeveloped udder, the number of nipples -10-12. 

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About Kele PigsKele

Kele Pigs are from SouthwestrnChina in the Yunnan-Guizhou mountainous areas, where the altitude is betweenrn1700 to 2400 m, the climate is dry and cold during the winter, and humid in summer and characterized by erratic changes in weather. Kele pigs have exceptionally thickrnback fat (5.1 to 7.2 cm) most likely because these pigs are bred for extra fat since people in mountainous areas have a special demand for fat in their diet. 

Kele Pigs generally have arnarched back and loin, long straight snout, narrow chest, wrinkled hind legs strong feet, and light body. Also they are relatively low in prolificacy, withrna litter size about 7 to 8 and 5 to 6 pairs of teats.

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About Kemerovo PigsKemerovo

Kemerovo Pigs are arngeneral-purpose pig breed from the Kemerovo region of Russia. They wererndeveloped by the crossbreeding of local late-ripening pigs with large white white long-eared, Berkshire, Great Black and Siberian northern breeds. In 1960 theyrnwere approved as an independent breed. The result is a pig with goodrnadaptability to cold temperatures, high rates of early maturity, and largernliters. The Kemerovo breed is divided into two types - meat and general purpose.

Kemerovo pigs are characterizedrnby a strong constitution and correct physique. They are predominantly black butrnsometimes black and white. They have a good layer of dense bristles and are wellrnadapted to harsh climatic conditions.

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About Korean Native PigsKorean Native

Koreanrnnative pigs havernblack glossy hairs, caved face, a greatly protruded mouth, big eyes, andrnstraightly upright ears. They also have round shoulder, narrow rear wide chest, long hips well-balanced short legs and 10-12 teats. They are known for propagating power superior meat quality and strong adaptability.

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About Krskopolje PigsKrskopolje

Krskopolje Pigs, also known as Blackbelted pigs, are fromrnthe Carniola and Styria regions of Slovenia.

The back parts of Krskopolje Pigs bodies arernusually black, with a wide white stripe or belt around the body. Their head isrnmedium-length and flat, with big, hanging ears. They are characterized by anrnaverage fertility, a good appetite, growth ability and large adult weight adult animals weighed 250-300 kg).

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About Kunekune PigsKunekune

The KuneKune isrna small breed of domestic pig. KuneKune''s are hairy, with a rotund build and may have wattles (a small piece of hanging flesh, similar to a rooster''srnwattle). Their colors range from black and white, to ginger, cream, gold-tip black, brown and tri-colored. Theyrnhave laid back, docile, friendly personalities. 

The KuneKune was once nearrncertain extinction and they were only found in New Zealand and kept by thernMaori people. Luckily now they are widely bred and make wonderful and adorablernpets.

KuneKune pigs are a perfect homestead pig as they are grazers and can finish out on just good pasture. Because they have short upturned noses they do not root as much and destroy pasture ...

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About Lamcombe PigsLamcombe

Lacombe Pigs are a breed of Canadianrnpig. They are named after the Lacombe Research Centre in Lacombe, Alberta. Theyrnwere the first strain of livestock developed in the Canada. 

Lacombe Pigs development beganrnin 1947 with the crossing of Berkshire sows to Danish Landrace and ChesterrnWhite boars. The goal was to produce a pig that would be appropriate forrncrossing with the Yorkshire, the dominant breed in Canada at the time. ThernLacombe was eventually unveiled to pork producers in 1957, and quickly grew tornbe a popular breed in Canada.
Lacombe Pigs are white medium-sized, docile pigs. They have large drooping ears, are long bodied, shortrnlegs, and are very meaty.

Unfortunately today L ...

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About Landrace PigsLandrace

Landrace Pigs are found inrnmany countries with small variations from country to country; however, they arernall descended from hogs that were developed in Denmark.

The development of LandracernPigs began in about 1895. It resulted from crossing Large White hogs fromrnEngland with native pigs. . It was largely thanks to the use of Landrace pigsrnthat Denmark became a great bacon-exporting country.

Landrace Pigs care to merica in 1934 when the U.S. Department of Agriculture received a shipment of Landrace pigs from Denmark. Many ofrnthose hogs were used in cross breeding and became ancestors of a number of newrnbreeds. The foundation stock of the American Landrace was from those hogs thatrnwere bred pure or carried a ...

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About Large Black PigsLarge Black

Large Black Hogs, occasionally called thernDevon or Cornwall Black, are a meet pig, originally from Great Britain particularly Devon, Cornwall, and Essex.

Large Blacks were developed from local blackrnpig breeds from the West Country and the East of England. With the founding ofrna breed association in 1898 or 1899, variations between the types from the twornareas decreased. The Large Black was popular in the early 1900s and wasrnexported to many areas of the world. They are good foragers which makes them particularlyrnuseful for extensive farming but poor for intensive farming. Population numbersrndeclined after the Second World War as farmers turned to breeds more suitablernto intensive pig farming, and by the 1960s the breed was ...

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About Large White PigsLarge White

The Large White is arnbreed of domestic pig originating in Yorkshire. They are one of the most commonrnpig breeds. Large Whites in the US are referred to as American Yorkshires, orrnjust Yorkshires.

As onernwould expect Large Whites are large and white. They have erect ears and arndished face.

They were originally developedrnas an outdoor breed, but today they are favored by commercial pig breeders.

First recognized in 1868, the Large White was one of thernoriginal founder breeds of the NationalrnPig Breeders'' Association (nowrnknown as the British Pig ssociation) and the firstrnherdbook was published in 1884. The early history of the breed in Yorkshire isrndifficult to trace. The huge, coarse-boned and leggy white ...

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About Latvian White PigsLatvian White

Latvian white pigs are a general purpose pig breedrnfrom Latvia.

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About Leicoma PigsLeicoma

Photo Source : Leicoma pigs are large pigsrnfrom East Germany. They have a large frame and hanging ears. They unfortunatelyrnare considered endangered.

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About Lincolnshire Curly-Coated PigsLincolnshire Curly-Coated

LincolnshirernCurly-Coated Pigs, also known as the BastonrnPigs or simply as the Lincolnshire Curly Coats were an old breed of pigs from Lincolnshire England. The breed became rare, and was finally extinct by the early tornmid-1970s.

Lincolnshire Curly-Coated Pigsrnwere bred to be tough and hardy. They were large and had lop ears. Their mostrnprominent feature was their long, curly white coat, which helped it to weatherrnthe damp, cold winters of the Lincolnshire fens.

Lincolnshire Curly-Coated Pigsrnwere one of the oldest breeds in the UK, and was formerly very common in easte England. By the 1930s, selective breeding had developed its fatteningrnabilities, and large specimens were exported to Russia and other countries. How ...

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About Lithuanian Native PigsLithuanian Native

Lithuanian Native Pig are a rare middle-sized pig from Lithuania. They can be traced back to ancient times, and they are one of the oldest pig varieties in Europe. It is a middle-sized breed.

Lithuanian Native Pigs typically have wattles on the neck, and usually they have large black spots on their body, but color variations include black-and-white, ginger, black, and tri-colored. They are friendly and they are not sensitive to the sun, which makes them good grazers and ideal for small farms.

Lithuanian Native Pigs were used in producing the Lithuanian White, a standardized breed, and many Russian breeds. Now Lithuanian Native pigs are very rare even in Lithuania and in danger of extinction. However since 1993 a group of abo ...

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About Lithuanian White PigsLithuanian White

Lithuanian White Pigs are a standardized, general purpose, pigrndeveloped partially from Lithuanian Native Pigs.

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About Livny PigsLivny

Livny Pigs are a general purpose pig from the Orel region of Russia. Theyrnwere developed by a team of specialists from the Livny Breeding Ground. Selectivernpedigree work was carried out on the basis of the cross-breeding stock, whichrnwas formed before 1917 by random outbreeding of local late-ripening pigs with Berkshire Large White, Middle White, and Polish-Chinese.

As a result of monitoring 10 lines of boars and 28rnbreeding families, pigs improved for these parameters were obtained forrnproductivity, precocity, and conformation, and in 1949 the name "Livnyrnbreed" was legally fixed.

They have good adaptability to natural and fodderrnconditions of Russia, as well as produce high quality meat. Livny pigs makerngood use of ...

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About Malhado de Alcobaca PigsMalhado de Alcobaca

Malhado de Alcobaca are Portuguese Pigs that were thought to be extinct, but hasrnstarted to quickly recover in numbers.

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About Mangalitsa PigsMangalitsa

Mangalica Pigs (sometimesrnspelled Mangalitsa (USA) or Mangalitza (UK)) is arnHungarian breed of pig that was developed in the 19th century by cross-breedingrnthe traditional Hungarian Bakonyi and Szalontai breeds with imported Sumadiarnpigs from Serbia. 

Mangalitsa pigs have a thickrnhairy coat similar to that of a sheep. The only other pig breed noted forrnhaving a long coat is the extinct Lincolnshire Curly Coat of England. 

The Mangalitsa is a lardpig, with a high fat content in the meat; they arernlarge and round. Because of the drop in demand for lard, the popularity of thernbreed has declined and they are now regarded as a rare breed.

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About Meishan PigsMeishan

Meishan pigs are namedrnfor the Chinese prefecture of Meishan. They arernclassified as a type of Taihu pig which are all from the narrow region of mildrnsub-tropical climate around the Taihu Lake region in Shanghai.  

Meishan pigs are small to medium-sized withrnlarge drooping ears and wrinkled black skin. They are best known for its largernlitters of 15-16 piglets. Due to their fecundity, they were introduced into thernUnited States under a cooperative effort of the USDA, the University ofrnIllinois, and Iowa State University. This effort also imported Fengjing andrnMinzhu pigs from China. A total of 144 pigs from these breeds were shipped tornthe United States. Iowa State University received 22 Meishan females and 10rnMeish ...

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About Middle White PigsMiddle White

MiddlernWhite Pigs are native to the United Kingdom. They originated in Yorkshire around the same time as the Large White. Theirrnname comes from the fact that they are between the size of the Large White andrnthe now-extinct Small White. 

Middle White Pigs were fullyrnrecognized as a breed in 1884. The breed is known as a pork producer (rather than bacon or lard typernpigs), and are best known for having sharply upturned snub noses. They are docilernand often kept outdoors in grazing situations. Though their numbers havernrebounded somewhat, they are currently listed as endangered.

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About Minzhu PigsMinzhu

Minzhurnpigs, or Ming, Min, or Da Min, pigs come from far northern China. Minzhu meansrn"folk pig."

Theyrncan be found in the Middle Temperate Belt, to the north of the Huaihe River asin and the Qinling Mountains. The cold and dry climate of this region makesrnthe Minzhu very tolerant to cold temperatures and harsh feeding conditions.rnThey are also known as the Ming, Min, or Da Min. Minzhu is said to meanrn"folk pig."

Minzhu pigs are small pigs with very long black hair. Thisrnhair has coarse, long bristles and a dense woolen undercoat in the winter. Thisrnhair allows sows to farrow in an open shed at 4° C with issues.

Minzhu pigs are a prolificrnbreed, though not as prolific as the other breeds imported. They wer ...

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About Mong Cai PigsMong Cai

Mong Cai Pigs are one of the most common breeds of Pigs inrnnorthern Vietnam, particularly in the provinces of North Mountain area, the RedrnRiver delta, and the northern part of the Central Coastline. 

Mong Cai Pigs are small to medium sized. Their heads arernblack with small and upright ears. Black patches are also found other places onrntheir body with a white band running from one side of their abdomen over thernshoulder to other side of the abdomen, making a black saddle over the middle ofrntheir concave back.

They are known for high prolificacy, good adaptation tornpoor-quality feed, and disease resistance. Gilts reach puberty at 2-3 months ofrnage and they have an average litter size of 12.

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About Mora Romagnola PigsMora Romagnola

MorarnRomagnola Pigs are fromEmilia-Romagna, inrnnorthern Italy. 

In the early 20th century therernwere several similar but distinct regional sub-types of Romagnolo pigs including the Forlivese from the area o Forli, the Faentina from the area of Faenzaand the Riminese or Mora Riminese from thernarea of Rimini. From the beginning of the century all of these types began tornbe crossed with British Yorkshire pigs, which were first imported to the arearnin 1886. First-generation crosses preserved the some of the meat quality of thernlocal breeds, but grew much faster. By 1927 they was recognized thatrnindiscriminate cross-breeding beyond the first generation lead to therndisappearance of the local stock, and in 1941 selective bre ...

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About Moura PigsMoura

Moara Pigs, also known as Estrela, Estrelense, Mouro, andrnPereira Pigs, are from Duroc, Canastra and Canastrao in southern Brazil. Theyrnare usually blue roan, but occasionally red roan.

Moura Pigs are considered toughrnand strong. Moura Pigs adapts easily to changes in the environment. Thoughrnstubborn, Moura Pigs are manageable and survives on little food, plus they arerndisease resistant. All of this makes them well suited to the small households south razil. 

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About Mukota PigsMukota

MukotarnPigs, also known as the Rhodesian Indigenous or Zimbabwe Indigenousrnpigs, are primarily found in Zimbabwe but they also are found in Mozambique and Zambia. 

Mukotarnpigs are black, hardy in the tropics, resistant to disease and poor nutrition and require little water (6 liters per week). They fall into two broad classes.rnOne is short and fat, with a short snout resembling that of the Chinese Lardrnpig. The other resembles the Windsnyer (Wind cutter) pigs, with long snout andrnrazorback. Theyrnare believed to have been introduced in the 17th century Europe and China tradernand are named after the Mukota region of northeastern Zimbabwe.

Reproductionrnfollows an annual rhythm with peak farrowing in th ...

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About Mulefoot PigsMulefoot

Mulefoot pigs are a rare and hardy Americanrnswine breed. They are typically black and on rare occasions they have whiternmarkings. They generally reach 400 to 600 pounds (180 to 270 kg), withrnmales averaging 550 pounds (250 kg) and females 450 pounds (200 kg).

Mulefoot pigs thrives when raised on pastures (asrnopposed to in confined feed lots) and they retained the ability to forage forrnfood. The sows are known as good mothers, having litters that average 5 to 6rnpiglets. 

The most distinctive feature of the American Mulefoot hog is the solid hoof which resembles that of a mule. 

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About Murom PigsMurom

Murom Pigs are a meat andrnlard breed of hogs developed in 1957 in Murom Raion, Vladimir Oblast byrnselection of a domestic breed.

Murom Pigs are large, sturdy and well built. Mature boars weigh 250 - 280 kg; sows weigh 200 - 220 kg. A litterrnconsists of ten or 11 shoats; the sow''s milk production is 60-70 kg. Whenrnfattened for meat, a pig at six or seven months of age will weigh 90- 100 kg andrnproduce high-quality bacon on the basis of 4 - 4.5 feed units per kg of weightrngain.

Murom Pigs are used forrncommercial cross-breeding with Large Whites and other breeds. 

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About Myrhorod PigsMyrhorod

Myrhorod Pigs are a lard-type pig breed fromUkraine. They were the second domestic breed ofrnpig developed in Russia. Myrhorod Pigs are the result of prolonged planned workrnby a large collective of scientists, specialists, and workers of collective andrnstate farms. They were developed through crossing of local black-ruffled pigsrnwith Berkshire, medium white, partially large white, Temvorskaya, and largernblack pigs.

Boars have an average live weight of 290 kg, a trunkrnlength of 180 cm, and sows weigh 235 kg and 162 cm long.

Their heads are medium-sized, not coarse, snout ofrnmoderate length, and their ears are mostly short, standing, sometimes they arerninclined forward. Their body is wide, with well-filled hams. Their sk ...

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About Neijiang PigsNeijiang

Neijiang Pigs are large pigs raised in Southwest China inrnthe Sichuan Basin in China, where the climate is mild, agriculture is wellrndeveloped, and the area is rich in feed.

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About Nero delle Madonie PigsNero delle Madonie

This breed isrnalso called Nebrodi or Madonie blackrnswine. The presencernin Sicily of black swine is testified by the references of ancient writers, andrnverified in the Greek-Carthage period (VII-VI cent. B.C.). It is rustic, almostrnwild, always grazing in the woods, as fossil remains testify.

Today only somernlimited examples of this breed are reared wild in Madonie and Nebrodirnmountains.

rnPrecocious and long-lived breed it is characterized by a peculiar fertility andrna great number of weaned piglets. This breed is also resistant to diseases andrnto the inclemency of the weather, being able to appreciate poor food as well.rnIts meat, either used fresh or to make sausages, gives high quality products.

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About Nero di Parma PigsNero di Parma

Parma swinernbreeding historically represents a deep-rooted documented activity since thernend of 1400. At that time black coated pigs were particularly appreciated asrnthey reached a considerable weight (190-240 kg). From the second half of thernnineteenth century onwards, black pigs were gradually replaced by white stockrnfrom northern Europe, as they were more productive and profitable. But sincernthe half of the 90s a recovery plan of the black pig breed from Parma started so that these animals have come to enrich the population around such area. Asrnto the number, the present day population, which has been defined like the realrnfounder of the hybrid breeder register, is made up of a few hundreds examples mostly half wild, bred in abo ...

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About Ningxiang PigsNingxiang

Ningxiang Pigs are lard pigsrnfrom the Hunan Province of China in the Central Subtropic belt. They arernnormally housed and hand-fed year round. The hair coat color pattern has beenrndescribed as "black clouds overhanging snows with a silver ring around thernneck"; the back is slightly concave, and the belly is pouched andrnpendulous. The back fat is 4 cm thick; the average litter size is 11.5 andrnthere are 7 pairs of teats.

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About North Caucasian PigsNorth Caucasian

At that time in the NorthrnCaucasus, the local Kuban pigs were bred mainly with strong constitution andrnadaptability to local conditions and pasture content, satisfactory multipartyrnand good maternal qualities. However they were slow to mature. Therefore, itrnwas decided to keep everything valuable from local Kuban pigs, but with earlyrnmaturity and improve meat qualities. And also more adaptability to cold climaternand the ability to use the maximum amount of juicy and coarse fodder.

North Caucasian pigs wererncreated through complex reproductive crosses of local Kuban pigs with LargernWhite, Berkshire, and White Short-breed breeds. In 1955 the North Caucasianrnbreed of pigs was approved as an independent breed of swine for meat ...

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About North Siberian PigsNorth Siberian

North Siberian Pigs are a medium sized general purpose pig breed fromrnRussia. They were developed in Novosibirsk Oblast in Russia in the 1940s. Theyrnwere developed by crossing the short-eared Siberian pigs with Large White boars;rnthe North Siberian was bred for a dense bristle covering and undercoat tornincrease hardiness to the harsh climate of northern Siberia. Adult malesrntypically reach 312kg in size.

The North Siberian is a white breed, and multicolored specimens rejectedrnduring the breeding program were used in the development of the Siberian BlackrnPied breed.

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About Norwegian Landrace PigsNorwegian Landrace

Norwegian Landrace Pigs arernthe leading breed of swine in Norway. They are white and have a heavy droopedrnear.

Since swine are not asrnnumerous in Norway as in most countries that have a registered strain, thernnumber registered each year is limited. Norwegian Landrace, as well as most ofrnthe swine in Norway, are raised in the southern part of the country. Most arernfound in the area of Hamar.

Norwegian Landrace Pigs originatedrnfrom importations of Landrace from other countries. There was special selectionrnto give the blend of introduced strains a unique adaptation to the environmentrnof Southern Norway. The major aid in this selection has been the breed testingrndone in a special swine station. In the boar testing st ...

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About Ossabaw Island PigsOssabaw Island

Ossabaw Island hog, or Ossabaw Island pigs, is a breed of pig derivedrnfrom a population of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia, United States. Thernoriginal Ossabaw hogs are descended from swine released on the island in thern16th century by Spanish explorers. A breeding population has been establishedrnon American farms off the island, but they remain a critically endangeredrnvariety of pig.

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About Oxford Sandy and Black PigsOxford Sandy and Black

Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs originated in Oxfordshire, UK. Named for its color, which is a base of sandyrnbrown with black patches, the breed is also sometimes called the "PlumrnPudding" or "Oxford Forest pig” Related to the old Berkshire and Tamworthrnbreeds, they are one of the oldest pigs native to Britain.

Oxford Sandy and lack are a hardy, docile pig suited to being reared outdoors, where its colorrnprotects it from sunburn (which pink pigs tend to suffer from). The breed hasrntwice neared extinction, but has recovered due to the efforts of a dedicatedrnbreed association.

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About Philippine Native PigsPhilippine Native

The Philippinesrnhas four endemic species of wild pigs. This makes the Philippines unique inrnhaving arguably the largest number of endemic wild pigs Two separaternpopulations of unstudied wild pig species have been reported on the islands of Tawi-Tawi near Sabah, Malaysia), and Tablas (in the central Philippines).

Unlike its Southeast sian neighbors, the Philippines does not have a native population of thernwidely distributed Eurasian wild boar.

Hybridizationrnwith domestic pigs are becoming rampant.

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About Pietrain PigsPietrain

Pietrain Pigs are from Pietrain, France - a small village of the Walloon municipality of Jodoigne.rnThey became popular in the 1950s during the difficult period of the swinernmarket in 1950-51. Pietrain swine were imported into Germany in 1960-61. Thernmain breeding areas in that country are Schleswig-Holstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Baden-Wurttemberg. They are commonly used in crossbreeding in Germany tornimprove the quality of pork produced.

The breed wasrnimproved by researchers at the Universite de Liege in 2004.

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About Poland China PigsPoland China

Big Bill. The worlds Largest pig at 2552 pounds in 1933 was a Poland China. PolandrnChina pigs are meet pig from the Miami Valley, Butler and Warrenrncounties, Ohio,United States, in 1816. They are big-framed long-bodied, lean, muscular pigs and they lead in U.S. pork production inrnpounds of hog per sow per year. Also they are the oldest merican breed of swine.

Poland China pigs are derivingrnfrom many breeds including the Berkshirernand Hampshire. They are typicallyrnblack, sometimes with six white patches. They are known for their large size, Big ill, the largest hog ever recorded at 2,552 lb (1,157 kg), was arnPoland China.
ThernPoland China hog was first bred on the Hankinson Farm in Blue Ball, WarrenrnCounty, Ohio. A monument to this accomplishment still stands near the placernwh ...

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About Pugliese PigsPugliese

According to thernopinion of last century''s reliable authors Pugliese swine differ from otherrnbreeds in height, strength, sobriety and rustic nature.

Thanks to a planrnto the recovery of the breed some rustic pigs (mainly black) were found on thernterritory; today they are reared in the wild state.

The skin wasrncovered by big black bristles, sometimes black with tawny markings, washed awayrnin the tip, especially on the back and on the neck and they were arranged in arncrew cut along the back. Sometimes, however, the coat could also be whiternspotted or totally white, a dirty white such as to remind ivory white with arnblack cap at the back side of pelvis. The head was small and snub, the trunkrnlong and angular, the butt ...

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About Red Wattle PigsRed Wattle

The Red Wattle hog, or RedrnWattle pig, is an American meet pig. They are red and and have distinctivernwattles or tassels. 

They typically weigh 600 - 800rnpounds (270 - 360 kg). Large pigs can reach 1,200 pounds (540 kg), 4rnfeet (120 cm) in height and 8 feet (240 cm) in length. They normallyrnhave 10 - 15 piglets per litter. They grow fast, forage well, and are hardy mild-tempered and resistant to disease. They are suitable for extensive management. 

Red Wattle hogs are on the threatenedrnlist of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC).

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About Rotbuntes Husumer PigsRotbuntes Husumer

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About Sarda PigsSarda

Thisrnis an Italian breed, which comes from Sardinia. It is very alike the wild boarrnit often mares with in the underwood or in the scrub where it usually grazes.rnIn 2006 this breed was officially registered among the Italian autochthonousrnswine breeds.

Arnsmall size pig, grown-up weight 70-100 kg. The color of the coat can be black grey, tawny, spotted. The bristles are numerous, long and rough, on the dorsalrnline they make up a mane.

Thernhead is cone-shaped with a straight profile, small ears kept high up or leaningrnon the side. Sometimes this pig may have jowls like the Casertana breed.

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About Semirechye PigsSemirechye

Semirechye pigs are a generalrnpurpose pig breed from Kazakhstan.

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About Siberian Black Pied PigsSiberian Black Pied

Siberian lack Pied Pigs are from Russia. They were developed from stock rejected in thernprocess of developing the NorthrnSiberian breed. They were a specialized breed for the Novosibirsk region with headcount ranging from 4000 to 12000 sincernthe 1960s.

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About Small Black PigsSmall Black

Small Black, orrnSuffolk, Pigs are extinct pigs from the United Kingdom. They were developed  during thernnineteenth century.

Their origin is uncertain, but mostlyrnlikely there were a cross between Essex pigs and foreign breeds in efforts to improve it.rnThe Small Black closely resembled the, also now extinct, Small White, exceptrnthey were black and had pricked ears and a short upturned snout - whichrnindicates a contribution from imported Chinese pigs.

Small Black Pigs seems to have had a rather mixed reputationrnamongst agriculturalists. By the turn of the 20th century they were quickly becomingrnunpopular and they were said to have "a delicate constitution" andrn"a too large percentage of fat", although it matured ea ...

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About Small White PigsSmall White

Small White, or Small Yorkshire, Pigs were a breed of pig originatingrnin the United Kingdom. They were common during the nineteenth century. However they are now extinct, but their characteristics were used in producing the MiddlernWhite and other swine breeds.

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About Spots PigsSpots

Please see About Gloucestershire Old Spot.

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About Swabian-Hall PigsSwabian-Hall

Swabian-Hall Pigs originatingrnfrom Schwabisch Hall in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. They are a large pig, whiternin the center with a black head and rear and narrow grey bands at the transitionrnfrom white to black skin. They have large litters averaging more than ninernpiglets.

They are the result of King Wilhelm going to China and obtainingrnMeishan Swine and then crossbreeding them with Russian Wild Boar that wasrnindigenous to the country of Germany. He did this because the indigenous porkrnwas too lean and too dry, much the same as the current confinement, heavilyrnmuscled, super-lean hogs in the U.S. Swabian-Hall meat was named the world''srnbest pork in 1832, and then again at the 1892 World''s Fair.

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About Swedish Landrace PigsSwedish Landrace

Swedish Landrace Pigsrnare the leading breed of pig in Sweden. They have heavy drooping ears and arnwhite coat. The Swedish strain of the Landrace pig originated from importationsrnfrom neighboring countries, particularly Denmark.

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About Taihu PigsTaihu

Taihu Pigs are from thernnarrow region of mild sub-tropical climate around the Taihu Lake region in thernlower Yangtze River Valley of China. They are large, black, and have a heavilyrnwrinkled face. They have a large head with a broad forehead and large foldedrnears.

Taihu strains have a highrnrate of reproduction with litter sizes ranging up to twenty, but averagingrnfourteen live piglets. This characteristic, as well as their resistance torndisease, has resulted in interest in the pigs for research into breeding andrngenetic engineering. Taihu pigs have been established in France, Albania, Hungary Japan, the UK and the US.

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About Taiwanese Green Glowing PigsTaiwanese Green Glowing

InrnTaiwan, they developed green luminous piglets. The goal of their fluorescentrncells is to help facilitate the work of geneticists

Threerngreen glowing male piglets were born thanks to the efforts of scientists fromrnthe National Taiwan University. Professor Shin-Zhi expressed the hope thatrntheir appearance will help in further research of stem cells research.

Embryosrnwith fluorescent green Jellyfish protein was introduced into eight sows, butrnonly four of them became pregnant, and only three pregnancies ended withrnsuccessful delivery.

Thernpiglets have a greenish tinge even in ordinary daylight, and in the ultravioletrnrays they look quite bright green.

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About Tamworth PigsTamworth

Tamworth Pigs or Irish Grazers are ginger tornred colored meetrnpigs from Tamworth, UK and Irish pigs. Theyrnare among the oldest of pig breeds, but as with many older breeds of livestock they are not well suited to modern production methods. There are fewer than 300rnregistered breeding females remain and are listed as threatened.

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About Thuoc Nhieu PigsThuoc Nhieu

Thuoc Nhieu Pigs originated from crossbreeding between the Bo Xuyen andrnYorkshire Pigs between 1930 and 1957. They are white with piebald bristles.

They are dominant in sweet-water zones of the Mekong River delta in thernsouthern part of Vietnam. Thuoc Nhieu Pigs prolificacy is average, at 8 -10rnpiglets born alive per litter. They are well known for their good motheringrnability. The live weight of 100 kg can be reach at 10 months of age.

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About Tibetan PigsTibetan

Tibetan Pigs, from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, are especiallyrnadapted to the high, cold climate and to being on pasture all year round. Theirrnmeat has a marble appearance and meat with a special flavor.

Tibetan Pigs are not very heavy (about 35 kg in maturernanimals.). They are known to be very alert -often running and jumping, withrnquick responses for guarding against attack from other animals.  They have a narrow head and a long straightrnsnout, to facilitate searching for feeds under the ground.

They have a black hair coat, with long and dense bristles length 12 cm, about 2 to 3 times longer than other breeds) which protect itrnfrom the three times as dense as in Sichuan native pigs) which protect it fro ...

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About Tokyo-X PigsTokyo-X

Tokyo-X Pigs are a new Japanese hybrid premium-quality pig breed. They were well known for it''s marbled meat, seldom seen inrnpork.

The Tokyo-X breeding effort was begun in 1990 by the Tokyo MetropolitanrnLivestock Experiment Station, combining bloodlines from the Duroc (USA), Berkshire UK), and Beijing Black (China) breeds. Five generations of breeding andrnselection ended in 1997 when the breed went to market.

Tokyo-X Pig meat was featured on the Japanese television program IronrnChef, where the cooks had to use it as an ingredient in each of their dishes.

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About Tsivilsk PigsTsivilsk

Tsivilsk Pigs are a pig breed from Tsivilsk Russia. Tsivilsk is a town inrnChuvash Republic, Russia.

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About Turopolje PigsTuropolje

Turopolje pigs are fromrnTuropolje, Croatia. They are distinctive-looking swine, with black spots on theirrnwhite or grey skin and drooping ears. They are very rare, and are likelyrnnearing extinction.

They are one ofrnthe older breeds of European pigs, though they may have had infusions of Berkshirernor other bloodlines in the 19th century.

Although Turopolje pigs arre relatively smallrnand not fast growing, they are known for their hardiness under free rangernconditions. They were once one of the most widespread swine in their nativerncountry, the change from extensive to intensive pig farming in the mid-20thrncentury discouraged their use.

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About Ukrainian Spotted Steppe PigsUkrainian Spotted Steppe

Ukrainian steppe speckled pigsrnare bred for meat and lard. They are well adapted to the arid Ukrainianrnclimate.

They are big, powerful, pigsrnwith a strong constitution. Adult male pigs on average weigh 280 to 300 kg andrnare 170 to 175 cm long. Sows weigh 200 to 220 kg and are 158 to160 cm long.

Generally they are mottled inrnblack and white and ending with black and red.

They have a deep and broadrnchest. Their back and loin are wide and straight. Their hams are well developedrnand have a rounded shape. 

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About Ukrainian White Steppe PigsUkrainian White Steppe

Ukrainian White Steppe Pigs are a general purpose pig breed fromrnUkraine. They have a high resistance to disease andrnare perfectly adapted to the arid conditions of the south of Ukraine.

They were developed by M. F. Ivanov between 1926 and 1934rnwith the goal of producing a productive pig with the endurance and adaptabilityrnfor the conditions of the south of Ukraine. They were developed by the crossingrnof local pigs with boars of Large White pigs.

Males weight 335 to 345 kilograms around 180 cm long. Sowsrnweight 230 to 255 kg and are around 167 cm long. Sows have 12-19 piglets perrnlitter.

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About Urzhum PigsUrzhum

Urzhum pigs were developed in the late 1950s in the Kirovrnregion of Urzhum, Russia. They are the result of a long of crossing of localrnpigs with Large White boars. 

They are hardy and have good meat qualities; and as such canrnbe used in a system of intensive pork production on an industrial basis.

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About Vietnamese Potbelly PigsVietnamese Potbelly

Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs are considerably smaller than standard Americanrnor European farm pigs, they weigh 43 to 136 kg (100 to 300 lb). Boars becomernfertile at six months of age, long before they are completely physicallyrnmature. Pot-bellied pigs are considered fully grown by six years of age, whenrnthe epiphyseal plates in the long bones of the legs finally close.

Becausernpot-bellied pigs are the same species as ordinary farmyard pigs and wild boars they are capable of interbreeding. Most pot-bellied pigs have been crossed withrnvarious farm pig breeds.

Today, thernVietnamese and German governments have realized that the indigenous Vietnamesernpig subspecies exist only in mountainous Vietnam and Thailand. Th ...

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About Welsh PigsWelsh

Welsh Pigs are largernwhite pigs from Wales. They are known for their hardiness in extensive farming.rnThey have a long, pear-shaped body.

Welsh Pigs were first seen in the 1870s, and is thernthird most common sire in the U.K, after the Large White and British Landrace. Welshrnpigs are not exported to many countries around the world despite the fact thatrnthey can produce excellent bacon.

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About Wessex Saddleback PigsWessex Saddleback

Wessex Saddleback Pigs or Wessex Pig, are from the WestrnCountry of England, (Wessex), particularly in Wiltshire and the New Forest arearnof Hampshire. They are black, with white forequarters. 

In Britain WessexrnSaddlebacks were bred with Essex pigs to form the British Saddleback and as a result Wessex Saddleback are currentlyrnextinct as a separate breed in Britain. However, the Wessex Saddleback survivesrnin Australia and New Zealand.

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About West French White PigsWest French White

West French White Pigs, alsornknown as the white pig of the West was developed in 1958 from the fusionrnof local types with pigs from Normandy, Craonnaise, and Flamandes.

West French White Pigsrnhave a good size of up to 430kgs for adults and standing 1metre high at thernshoulder. Sows have fewer piglets, than other breed, but of excellent weight:rnaround 8 piglets of 2kg at birth, and 7kgs by three weeks of age. Plus theirrnmeat is delicious and highly sought after for cooked meats by the charcuteriernindustry.

West French White Pigs arernbeing enthusiastically developed in Brittany and Normandy.

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About Windsnyer PigsWindsnyer

Windsnyer Pigs are from Zimbabwe. Their namernWindsnyer (wind-cutter) is derived from its shape as it is narrow-bodied andrnlong-nosed.

They are very hardy and scavenges for its food, if need be. They canrnconvert food with a low nutrient content very efficiently. Windsnyers are alsornable to survive periods of food shortage. They are a ...

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About Wuzhishan PigsWuzhishan

Wuzhishan Pigs are small pigs raised only in the isolated tropicalrnmountainous region of the Hainan province of China. Very few people in thisrnregion raise this breed for production purposes because of the fastrnintroduction of exotic species. And Wuzhishan Pigs are not used as a marketrnsupply animal, but only by local farmers for self-consumption. Together this isrnleading to Wuzhishan Pigs becoming rare.

Wuzhishan pigs are black, with a white abdomen and inner legrnarea. They have long legs, long and tipped snout, level back and loin, smallrnhead, and narrow chest. Sows grow to be about 50 to 70 cm long, 35 to 45 cmrnhigh, 65 to 80 cm around the chest, and 30 to 35 kg in weight. Sows are able torngive birth 1 or 2 times ...

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About Yanan PigsYanan

Yanan Pigs are from the western Sichuan Basin hilly region, inrnChina, generally at an elevation 800 m 400 a mild climate, abundant rainfall inrnthe region. 

Yanan pigs have black coats and large long bodies. Theirrnhindquarters are slightly tilted, their bellies are big but not drooping. 

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About Yorkshire PigsYorkshire

Yorkshire pigs are one ofrnthe most common pig breed in North America. They are white and have uprightrnears. Black spots are not permitted. While the Yorkshire breed comes in threerndistinct sizes -- small, medium and large -- only the latter is traditionallyrnfound in the American pork industry. They are an extremely muscular pig and therntypical Yorkshire carcass contains a great deal of lean meat, with little fatrnon the back.

The Yorkshire breed wasrndeveloped inYorkshire,England in 1761. In 1830, the first Yorkshires were imported to Ohio; however, theyrnhave a slow growth rate, which made them less popular until the late 1940s. Inrnthe 1940’s the focus of the pork industry became more focused on size and manyrnlarge Yorksh ...

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