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Hampshire Pig


Other name(s):
 Hampshire Hog; Hampshire Swine; {P}Thin Rind Pig; Old English

Scientific name: Sus domestica

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Hampshire Pig was developed in the United States from breeding stock imported from Hampshire, England between 1825 and 1835. Pigs remaining in this part of England developed later into the Wessex Saddleback, a similarly colored pig, but with flop ears. Considered one of the oldest American breeds, the Hampshire Pig was referred to as “The Thin Rind” breed until the late 1800's.

Today, the Hampshire Pig is used extensively as the sire of cross-bred pigs for pork, and is regarded as the leanest of the North American breeds.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
weight gain, carcass size, excellent meat quality, remarkable mothers, mellow attitude
Challenging:
hog handling
Interesting:
4H, intelligent hog, large litters, minimal grain, long bodied pigs
Overall review
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4.5 (12)
JKinsey
Their size can be intimidating, but Hampshires are so...
Review by: JKinsey (55) March 18, 2014 02:23
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5.00
1 photo
PaulS
Sally came to us in a trade for two baby goats. She ...
Review by: PaulS (20) March 04, 2014 07:12
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4.00
1 photo
lilbeck82
You know most people have fields full of beautiful gr...
Review by: lilbeck82 (11) March 01, 2014 08:05
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
pigshowman
Hamps tend to be shorter bodied and that is about all...
Review by: pigshowman (4) updated December 07, 2013 02:24
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5.00
3 photos
Robin Nelson-Shellenbarger
We have owned lots of pigs and love really any type o...
Review by: Robin Nelson-Shellenbarger (38) November 09, 2013 15:03
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Habitat (1 video)
01:08
Meet @Podchef's Hampshire Pigs
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4.0 (1)
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Care / Feeding (1 video)
01:28
Pig Piglets Hampshire Hog feeding time
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4.0 (1)
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Learn About (1 video)
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Fall Classic Hampshire Boar Entry
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4.0 (1)
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