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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.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
weight gain, carcass size, excellent meat quality, remarkable mothers, good temperament
Challenging:
hog handling
Interesting:
4H, intelligent hog, large litters, minimal grain, long bodied pigs
Overall review
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4.4 (17)
MaryW
Hampshires/hampshire crosses have been a reliable mea...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 25, 2014 08:41
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3.25
1 photo
bestpetlover
The Hampshire pig is a really great breed, in my opin...
Review by: bestpetlover (10) July 16, 2014 21:04
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4.75
1 photo
joannemclain
We raised weaner pigs each year and Hampshire or Hamp...
Review by: joannemclain (25) June 15, 2014 16:24
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4.25
1 photo
ablewriterplus
While trying to move the pen to a larger one, all the...
Review by: ablewriterplus (5) June 08, 2014 00:27
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4.00
clatsopduck
This was a nice pig. All pigs are really friendly, so...
Review by: clatsopduck (28) May 05, 2014 23:17
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3.50
Habitat (1 video)
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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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