Presentation on theme: "Breeds of Swine Created by: Tracey Hoffman Topic #3021"— Presentation transcript:
1 Breeds of Swine Created by: Tracey Hoffman Topic #3021 Source:
2 IntroductionAgriculture, pigs and humans have coexisted through historyPigs that look alike and have been bred from common ancestors are recognized as breedsPurebreds are used in commercial production to generate crossbreds for parent stock or slaughter animals
3 8 Major Breeds in the United States 1. Bershire2. Chester White3. Duroc4. Hampshire5. Landrace6. Poland China7. Spotted Swine8. Yorkshire
4 Berkshire Black with 6 white points Ears are erect four feetface & tip of tailEars are erectHigh quality color and marblingOriginated in Berkshire, EnglandFoundation stock was red
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