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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."

Owners say:
lean meat hog, great commercial pig, intelligent, steady growth rate, gentle pig, 4H
escape artist, electric fence, uterine prolapse, sunburn, heat stroke
freerange animals, litter sizes, electronic collars, 4H pigs, great breeding pig
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This is the most common breed in New Zealand, where w...
Review by: Christina_ruth (19) 18 days ago
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Pigs were one of the animals we raised purely for foo...
Review by: ryannlynn95 (7) August 19, 2015 18:16
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If you're just getting into pig raising, Yorkshire pi...
Review by: mshawnkirby (19) July 28, 2015 15:59
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I grew up on a farm and we owned Yorkshire pigs. We w...
Review by: JenniferPruitt (10) July 24, 2015 15:36
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One of the best breeds to raise in my opinion, for qu...
Review by: thegunslinger (28) July 24, 2015 08:13
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Large White Sow and her piglets
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