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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

The various strains of American Landrace swine are the descendants of the famous Danish Landrace hogs that were developed in Denmark in the 1890s. It resulted from crossing the Large White hog from England with the native swine. Largely through the use of the Landrace Denmark became a great bacon-exporting country.

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

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About American Yorkshire PigsAmerican Yorkshire

The American Yorkshire is a breed of domestic pig and is the American version of the Yorkshire pig (now known as the English Large White pig). Yorkshire pigs are white and have erect ears. The modern Yorkshire is very muscular, with a high proportion of lean meat and low backfat. They are also very sound and durable animals. Yorkshires are classified into three types: large, middle, small. Only the large type of Yorkshire pig has ever gained any prominence in the United States.

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


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About Angeln Saddleback PigsAngeln Saddleback

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

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

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

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About Appalachian English PigsAppalachian English

Originally from Appalacha, these pigs were commonly adapted and crossbred with the Guinea Hog over the past 200-300 years to produce an American original: Guinea Hogs which are one of the smaller breeds of pigs. They were commonly found on homesteads in the southeastern US.

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About Arapawa Island PigsArapawa Island

Arapawa Pigs are a large hairy breed. They are either a tan or sandy color with black patches. Arapawa Pigs are a feral breed of domestic pig found on Arapawa 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 Pig is a feral breed of domestic pig found on Auckland Island in New Zealand.

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

The Auckland Island pigs appearance consists of a thick hairy coat that is black, white, and brown with black markings. They have a long narrow head and snout with a straight tails. They are relatively ...

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About Australian Yorkshire PigsAustralian Yorkshire

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

In 2001, a study was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences of South Vietnam that compared the Australian Yorkshire and the Duroc to common Vietnamese pigs. It concluded that the Australian breeds had a significant advantage over Vietnamese breeds in growth efficiency, and in littering performance.

The Australian Yorkshire is marketed globally, with special modifications being made for Asian markets. For example, Australian Yorkshires supplied by Australian Pork Limited was opened to specifically ch ...

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