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About Gascon PigsGascon

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

Despite endangered Gascon pigs have many valuable characteristics. Like most old-fashioned breeds, they are prone to becoming very fat, but they are vigorous, hardy, thrifty and tolerant of hot climates. The sows 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, Germany from carefully selected pigs from the area. During the years of 1948 to 1958, there were importations of Danish and Dutch Landrace that were used to further improve the breed.

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

German Landrace pig breeding selection efforts have been especially directed toward excellent fertility, heavy milking, and good mothering. There has been special attention, following weaning, to efficiency in feed conversion and to high cut-out values.

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About Gloucestershire Old Spot PigsGloucestershire Old Spot

Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, or GOS hogs, are from Gloucestershire County, England. They are known for their docility, intelligence, and prolificacy. Boars reach a mature weight of 600 lbs (272 kg) and sows 500 lbs (227 kg).

They are predominantly white with black spots and there must be at least one spot on the body to be accepted in the registry. Their maternal skills enable them to raise large litters of piglets on pastures. Their disposition and self-sufficiency make them attractive for farmers raising pasture pigs and those who want to add pigs 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, also known as the Highland, Hebridean or Irish pig, are an extinct pig from Scotland and Ireland. They became extinct, surviving longest in the Shetland Isles, where they disappeared in the late nineteenth century.

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

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About Guinea Hog PigsGuinea Hog

Photo by Jack Rowland Guinea Hogs, also known as Pineywoods Guinea, Guinea Forest Hog, Acorn Eater, and Yard Pigs, are unique to the United States. Despite their name, Guinea Hogs are not from the country of Guinea. The Guinea Hog has a black coat, sturdy body, curly tail and upright ears.

Guinea hogs are very easy hogs to keep. They are good as free-range foragers but they are also at home in a farmyard. If farrowing is planned in the spring or summer, just a dry covered nesting place is needed. They are easy to contain with a high tensile electric fence (you will need a low wire at 6 inches, 18 inches, and 30 inches). They are even handy to have around because they eat snakes.

If they are habituated to people as piglets, they become d ...

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