Middle White Pigs are a friendly breed of pig. Middle White pigs originate from Yorkshire. They have been bred from Large White and Small White stock. This breed has a white coat with a flattened face and nose. They have pricked up ears with feathery hairs around the edges of the ears. These are early maturing pigs. … Read more
I have been asked what are Oxford Sandy & Black pigs like. They are ginger/sandy coloured with black blotches and have lop ears, a white blaze, socks and tip of the tail. Oxford Sandy & Black pigs are good dual purpose pigs, they don’t get too fat, they are docile, easy to handle making them … Read more
Gloucester Old Spot Pigs An English breed. Gloucester Old Spot pigs have white coats with distinctive black spots on them. Originally lived in apple orchards and woodlands. A hardy breed. Produces fine bacon. Can produce many offspring.
Welsh Pigs This breed is similar to the British Landrace. A popular commercial breed. The pigs have white skin. They are a lean breed with a good length. This breed can be reared indoors and outdoors. The sows have good mothering abilities.
British Landrace Pigs Sows consistently produce litters of 10-12 piglets. This breed produces good quality pigs for meat production. Landrace pigs grow quickly. The skin of British Landrace Pigs is white. This breed is very efficient at food conversion. This breed originated in Scandinavia. The pigs are suited to indoor systems. This breed is not hardy. They are a lean breed with a … Read more
Large White Pigs Sows consistently produce litters of 10-12 piglets. Large Whites produce good quality pigs for meat production. They grow quickly. This breed is very efficient at food conversion. A very popular breed. The breed was developed by Yorkshire factory workers during the 19th century. It’s a strong breed. Easy to rear. Produces lean meat. These pigs have white … Read more
Commercial Breeds Of Pig Pigs which are kept by farmers for commercial purposes are; Large White British Landrace Welsh British Saddleback (Wessex Saddleback) The two most important breeds for pig farmers are the Large White and the British Landrace. Large White and British Landrace Pigs Sows of both breeds consistently produce litters of 10-12 piglets. … Read more