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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 (42)
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
LisaWhite
Betty was a Large White Pig....in more ways than one....
Review by: LisaWhite (8) February 15, 2015 18:08
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
Teacherandmom
Over the years, I have had plenty of experience with ...
Review by: Teacherandmom (4) January 29, 2015 13:12
  • Currently 100
2.75
coliwob
One of my first jobs I ever had was caring for four Y...
Review by: coliwob (10) January 03, 2015 15:46
  • Currently 100
1.50
SilviaZ
A friend gave me a pig for my birthday. What a surpri...
Review by: SilviaZ (1) December 24, 2014 18:23
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
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Large White Sow and her piglets
  • Currently 100
4.0 (1)
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