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Hereford Pig

Other name(s):
 Hereford Hog; Hereford Swine

Scientific name: Sus domestica

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Hereford Pig, often called the Hereford Hog, is a breed of domestic pig named for its resemblance to the Hereford breed of cattle. It was developed in Iowa and Nebraska during the 1920s from Duroc, Chester White, and Poland China pig bloodlines. Development first occurred from 1920 to 1925, and by 1934 the official Hereford Pig registry was opened.

According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, "The Hereford began to decline in numbers during the 1960s with the shift away from the commercial use of purebred hogs and toward a three way cross of the Duroc, Hampshire, and Yorkshire breeds. Today, the breed population is estimated at fewer than 2,000 pigs in the United States, most of them found in the upper Midwest and Plains states. The characteristics of the Hereford, however, make it a natural choice for a -variety of small scale production systems. If the breed is given opportunity under such systems, it will be able to earn its place in the future."

Owners say:
big litters, meat quality, decent foraging abilities, hardy breed
pasture restoration, electric fence
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The Hereford is a pretty good pig for pastured operat...
Review by: Drhunt20 (27) September 25, 2015 15:18
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Roger Babbs
Hereford pigs have been raised on our 150 year old fa...
Review by: Roger Babbs (0) updated July 02, 2011 09:05
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I have raised Herefords and showed Herefords for year...
Review by: Former member February 15, 2011 08:06
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