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Yorkshire Pig

Yorkshire Pig


Other name(s):
 Large White Pig;
English Large White; Yorkshire Swine;
American Yorkshire Pig; Canadian
Yorkshire Pig; Australian Yorkshire Pig;
Australian Large White Pig

Scientific name: Sus domestica

Country / Place of origin: England

History: The Yorkshire Pig originated in Yorkshire, England and today is one of the most numerous of all commercial pig breeds. Known as the Large White Pig in the United Kingdom, the Yorkshire Pig is widely used around the world for commercial meat production and crossbreeding.

According to the British Pig Association, "The Large White was one of the original founder breeds of the National Pig Breeders' Association (now known as the British Pig Association) and the first herdbook was published in 1884. The Large White has proved itself as a rugged and hardy breed that can withstand variations in climate and other environmental factors. Their ability to cross with and improve other breeds has given them a leading role in commercial pig production systems and breeding pyramids around the world."

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
gentle pig, steady growth rate, great commercial pig, 4H, intelligent, lean meat hog
Challenging:
shade, little jumpy, electric fence, fence posts, escape artist
Interesting:
electronic collars, litter sizes, freerange animals, 4H pigs, great breeding pig
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.4 (30)
msdollydidit
As the name suggests, this is pig that grows very lar...
Review by: msdollydidit (11) 11 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
ViktorKosteski
In the course of three years, my family raised little...
Review by: ViktorKosteski (3) 17 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
AmeliaJean
Raising your own meat is rewarding and satisfying, yo...
Review by: AmeliaJean (21) 17 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
JKinsey
The first sows purchased for our breeding program wer...
Review by: JKinsey (55) March 07, 2014 14:29
  • Currently 100
1.50
1 photo
WinQuier
I grew up on a homestead in Alaska. We lived on the ...
Review by: WinQuier (16) February 06, 2014 16:27
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
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Large White Boars
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Large White Sow and her piglets
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4.0 (1)
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