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Swine. Breeds and Characteristics. Terms. Sow – Mature female hog Gilt – Young female hog Boar – Male hog Barrow – Castrated male hog Farrow – Sow having young pigs Lard – Fat from a hog Pork – Meat from a hog. Berkshire. Black w/ 6 white points (4 white feet, snout, tip of tail)

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swine

Swine

Breeds and Characteristics

terms
Terms
  • Sow – Mature female hog
  • Gilt – Young female hog
  • Boar – Male hog
  • Barrow – Castrated male hog
  • Farrow – Sow having young pigs
  • Lard – Fat from a hog
  • Pork – Meat from a hog
berkshire
Berkshire
  • Black w/ 6 white points

(4 white feet, snout, tip of tail)

  • Erect ears
  • Lean & typically less fat than other hogs
  • England
chester white
Chester White
  • White, small bluish spots sometimes found on skin
  • Small droopy ears
duroc
Duroc
  • Red- light to dark
  • Medium droopy ears
  • Disqualifying-any part white, fewer than 6 udder sections
  • Prolific & hardy
  • Good meat-type hogs
  • USA
hampshire
Hampshire
  • Black w/ white belt
  • Erect ears
  • Lean & typically less fat than other hogs
  • England
  • Long straight ears
  • USA
american landrace1
American Landrace
  • White, although small black spots are common
  • Large droopy ears that cover most of the face
  • Straight snout
  • Trim jowl
poland china
Poland China
  • Black with Six White Points

(snout, feet, tail tip)

  • Ears Droop
spotted
Spotted
  • Spotted about 50% each black and white
  • 6 prominent teats on each side
yorkshire
Yorkshire
  • Large, White Hog
  • Slightly dished face and erect ears
  • Long bodied
  • Known for

mothering ability

and bacon breed

hereford
Hereford
  • Red with a White Face and Belly
  • Cross of Duroc and Chesters
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