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BREEDS OF SWINE. The various strains of Landrace swine are the descendants of the famous Danish Landrace hogs that were developed in Denmark. The development of the breed began in about 1895. The American Landrace is a white hog of long body length, having sixteen or seventeen pairs of ribs.

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American landrace

AMERICAN LANDRACE


American landrace1

AMERICAN LANDRACE


American yorkshire

  • "The Mother Breed“ skin spots are considered undesirable. A few freckles on the skin are allowed but black hairs are not.

  • It is thought that the first Yorkshires brought into the United States were brought to Ohio around 1830

AMERICAN YORKSHIRE


Yorkshire

  • Following World War I, the market for lard was vanishing. Yorkshires were very slow growing and had very short and pugged noses. Yorkshires had failed to gain a foothold with farmers.

  • Mothering ability, larger litters, more length, more scale and frame were so badly needed by many producers that they were again ready to try Yorkshires, and this time they were satisfied!

YORKSHIRE


Berkshire

  • Three hundred years ago - so legend has it - the Berkshire hog was discovered by Oliver Cromwell's army, in winter quarters at Reading, the county seat of the shire of Berks in England.

  • The excellent carcass quality of the Berkshire hog made him an early favorite with the upper class of English farmers.

BERKSHIRE


Berkshire1

  • During the past several years the Berkshire has made great strides of improvement towards meeting the demands of the swine industry.

  • Selection pressure has been applied toward those traits of great economical importance - fast and efficient growth, reproductive efficiency cleanness, and meatiness.

BERKSHIRE



Duroc

DUROC


Duroc1

  • Durocs Pennsylvania have considerable variation in color. An acceptable color may range from a very light golden, almost yellow color, to a very dark red that approaches mahogany.

  • Medium length and slight dish of the face. The ears should be drooping and should not be held erect.

DUROC


Hampshire

HAMPSHIRE


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HAMPSHIRE


Pietrain

PIETRAIN


Pietrain1

  • Pietrain and quite broad along the back. The hams are extremely bulging and muscular. They carry an extremely high proportion of lean to fat. , Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed.

  • The breed has developed a reputation for improving the quality of market swine when the boars are used on sows of other breeds

  • Potential for providing genetic improvement in carcass quality

PIETRAIN


Poland china

POLAND CHINA


Poland china1

  • U any particular breed or type may have made to the breed that was formed from the crossing and recrossing of many different kinds of breeding. nbeatable among various breeds of swine for the characteristic of maximum weight at any given age.

  • Excellent feeders and they gain readily under conditions of good care and management.

  • Quiet in their dispositions and are rugged in their constitutions.

  • The breed is known for having very substantial bone and for being sound in its feet and legs.

POLAND CHINA


SPOT


  • Feed efficiency, rate of gain, and carcass quality, trace a part of their ancestry to the original Poland China, which consisted of six separate breeds and was referred to as the "Warren County Hog" of Ohio

  • Spots are popular with farmers and commercial swine producers for their ability to transmit their fast-gaining, feed efficient, meat qualities to their offspring.

SPOT


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