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

rnrnThe 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.

rnrnLandrace Pigs care tornAmerica 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 small infusion (one-sixteenth to one-sixty-fourth)rnof Poland China blood. The Department of Agriculture followed its policy ofrnselling desirable seed stock to private individuals. Thirty eight head of boarsrnand gilts were imported from Norway that carried Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish Landrace blood. Their blood was blended into the American Landrace andrngives a broader genetic base.

rnrnAmerican Landrace Pigs arernwhite with a long body – they have sixteen or seventeen pairs of ribs. The archrnof their back is much less pronounced than that of most other breeds - for somernhogs the back is almost flat. Their head is long and narrow and their jowls arernclean. Their ears are large and heavy and are carried close to the face. They haverna meatiness about them on foot and particularly on the rail. Their rumps arernlong and comparatively level and their hams are plump but trim. Their sides arernlong, of uniform depth, and well let down in the flank. The sows are prolificrnand satisfactory mothers. Landrace sows are known for excellent milk productionrnand they reach their top milk production after five weeks of lactation.


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