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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
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4.2 (35)
BrentM
A common farm pig.If you ever read about pigs on home...
Review by: BrentM (30) yesterday
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
MaryW
We raise and process 2 pigs each year. Breed varies b...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 25, 2014 08:27
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
MrsVictoria
In 1996 our family moved to a city in Transylvania, w...
Review by: MrsVictoria (2) July 20, 2014 20:58
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
JoeyGibson
During my days living on the ranch we had a few Yorks...
Review by: JoeyGibson (11) May 13, 2014 02:04
  • Currently 100
2.00
clatsopduck
The Yorkshires my brothers and I raised were strictly...
Review by: clatsopduck (28) May 05, 2014 23:10
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
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Large White Sow and her piglets
  • Currently 100
4.0 (1)
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