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About Essex PigsAbout Essex Pigs

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. 
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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. 
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Althoughrnthe breed had been changed, they still remained popular until the 1950’s,rnespecially 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 in the United Kingdom statingrnthat the variety of pigs throughout the United Kingdom was hamperingrncompetition with foreign pork producers, specifically Denmark. Breeders werernthen encouraged to focus on producing thelargernwhite, the Welsh, and theLandrace breeds.rnBecause of this, the Essex pig experienced a major decline in population. 
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The Essexrnpig and Wessex pig, a similar breed, had joined together by 1918, but thernofficial end of the Essex breed occurred in 1967, when the studbooks of bothrnthe Essex and Wessex were combined with that of the British saddleback in hopesrnof improving breed characteristics. 

It was thought for many years that thernEssex pig became extinct in 1967, but one farmer named John Croshaw had notrncombined his pigs with the other breeds. This herd, known as Glascote Herd,rnremained pure genetically, although it was registered as a herd of Britishrnsaddlebacks. In 1997, the Essex Pig Society was formed to help promoterneducation and re-establishment of the Essex breed.


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