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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:
excellent meat quality, good muscling, carcass size, weight gain, remarkable mothers, good temperament
Challenging:
hog handling, pungent odor
Interesting:
4H, minimal grain, long bodied pigs, interesting color pattern, large litters, registry requirements
Overall review
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4.2 (21)
travist09
I have been around many Hampshires throughout my life...
Review by: travist09 (3) March 18, 2015 19:35
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
ActionSteps
Iowa, where I grew up was hog heaven. It smelled like...
Review by: ActionSteps (9) updated March 12, 2015 18:12
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3.75
dchris17
There's a reason why pigs have a bad reputation for s...
Review by: dchris17 (3) February 11, 2015 13:19
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
arrinnd
We have had numerous types of hogs over the years, an...
Review by: arrinnd (6) January 29, 2015 17:30
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1.50
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
Habitat (1 video)
Meet @Podchef's Hampshire Pigs
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4.0 (1)
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Care / Feeding (1 video)
Pig Piglets Hampshire Hog feeding time
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4.0 (1)
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Learn About (1 video)
Fall Classic Hampshire Boar Entry
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4.0 (1)
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