About Lamcombe Pigs
Lacombe Pigs are a breed of Canadian
pig. They are named after the Lacombe Research Centre in Lacombe, Alberta. They
were the first strain of livestock developed in the Canada.
Lacombe Pigs development began
in 1947 with the crossing of Berkshire sows to Danish Landrace and Chester
White boars. The goal was to produce a pig that would be appropriate for
crossing with the Yorkshire, the dominant breed in Canada at the time. The
Lacombe was eventually unveiled to pork producers in 1957, and quickly grew to
be a popular breed in Canada.
Lacombe Pigs are white,
medium-sized, docile pigs. They have large drooping ears, are long bodied, short
legs, and are very meaty.
Unfortunately today Lacombe Pigs
are considered critically endangered by Rare Breeds Canada.