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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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 hair color of the American Landrace must be white. Dark skin spots are considered undesirable. A few freckles on the skin are allowed but black hairs are not.
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.
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.
During the past several years the Berkshire has made great strides of improvement towards meeting the demands of the swine industry.
Durocs 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.
The Hampshire breed of hogs may well be one of the oldest original early American breeds of hogs in existence today.
The hogs developed in this area became quite popular because of the hardiness, vigor, prolificacy and foraging characteristics that they possessed.
They are shorter of leg than most breeds, stockier in build, and quite broad along the back. The hams are extremely bulging and muscular. They carry an extremely high proportion of lean to fat.
Pietrain, Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed.
It is very difficult to evaluate the exact contribution that 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.POLAND CHINA
Unbeatable among various breeds of swine for the characteristic of maximum weight at any given age.
The present day Spots descend from the Spotted hogs which 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 OhioSPOT