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Swine Breeds. Breeds. Terminal Muscling Leanness Rapid growth rates. Maternal Maternal abilities To raise and care for a litter of pigs High weaning numbers. Landrace. Landrace. Originated in Denmark Large, drooped Ears White Long Bodied w/ extra rib. Known for Maternal Traits

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breeds
Breeds
  • Terminal
    • Muscling
    • Leanness
    • Rapid growth rates
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Maternal
    • Maternal abilities
    • To raise and care for a litter of pigs
    • High weaning numbers
landrace1
Landrace
  • Originated in Denmark
  • Large, drooped Ears
  • White
  • Long Bodied w/ extra rib
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Known for Maternal Traits
  • 7 Teats per Side for Registration
berkshire
Berkshire
  • Originated in England
  • Black with white legs, snout, and switch
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Erect ears
  • Once kept in Buckingham Palace
  • Known for producing high quality meats
chester white
Chester White
  • Originated in Chester Co., Pennsylvania
  • White with drooped ears
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Mothering breed
  • Produce large litters
duroc
Duroc
  • Originated in U.S.
  • Solid red
  • Drooped ears
  • Excellent meat type hog
hampshire
Hampshire
  • Originated in U.S.
  • Black with white belt
  • Small, erect ears
hereford
Hereford
  • Originated in Missouri
  • Developed from Chester, Poland China, and Durocs
poland china
Poland China
  • Originated in U.S.
  • Black with white snouts, legs, and switch
  • Drooped ears
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Noted for ability to easily gain weight
  • Quiet dispositions
  • Generally poor mothers
spots
Spots
  • Developed in Indiana
  • Black with white spots
  • Efficient feeders
  • Noted for rapid weight gain
tamworth
Tamworth
  • Originated in Ireland
  • Red
  • Noted bacon breed
  • Erect ears
  • Good mothers
yorkshire
Yorkshire
  • Originated in England
  • White
  • Large, erect ears
  • “The Mother Breed”
  • Produces large litters
pietrain
Pietrain
  • Originated from Germany
  • White with black spots
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Erect ears
  • Extremely heavy muscled and lean
meishan
Meishan
  • Slow growing and fat
  • May be the most prolific breed in the world
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Puberty at 2.5 - 3 months
  • Average litter size is 15-16 pigs
fengjing
Fengjing
  • Chinese breed
  • Black color
  • Wrinkled skin
  • From central China where it is hot
  • Drooped ears
minzhu1
Minzhu
  • Originated in China
  • Long black hair
  • Come from Northern China where it is cold.
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Often used as pets
  • Maximum height 22” at withers
  • Maximum weight 125 pounds