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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
4.0 (46)
Ustars
In my family, us being farmers, we have reared Yorksh...
Review by: Ustars (10) updated 23 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
2 photos
PerceptionWS
We first acquired our pig when we went to the fair an...
Review by: PerceptionWS (5) May 11, 2015 07:48
  • Currently 100
3.25
Karl
I raised 6 pigs for showing and sale at 4H. I had a g...
Review by: Karl (7) May 10, 2015 02:35
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
PStushnoff
We raised several types of pigs while I was growing u...
Review by: PStushnoff (17) April 16, 2015 00:42
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
Alexandra_1
I had a very nice experience with my pig. It's easy t...
Review by: Alexandra_1 (6) February 20, 2015 11:58
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
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Large White Sow and her piglets
  • Currently 100
4.0 (1)
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