Presentation on theme: "Breeds of Swine. Foundation Developed from the Eurasian Wild Boar Domesticated about 9000 years ago Not used in nomadic tribes."— Presentation transcript:
Breeds of Swine
Foundation Developed from the Eurasian Wild Boar Domesticated about 9000 years ago Not used in nomadic tribes
Maternal/Terminal Maternal = Breed used for mothering ability –Raise large litters, milk well, normally not heavily muscled Terminal = Breeds used for meat production ability –Heavy muscled, good carcass quality.
Berkshire Developed in Birk, England Prized pigs of the Queen of England Imported to the U.S. in 1823 Terminal breed 6 White Points, and Erect ears
Chester White Originate in Chester County Pennsylvania Maternal breed White pigment in the skin with drooped ears.
Duroc Thought to have been brought to the US by Columbus and DeSoto Terminal Breed Red hair and skin, may range from almost yellow to very dark mahogany, Drooped ears
Hampshire Imported to the U.S. in 1825 from Hampshire, England Terminal Breed Black hair and skin with a white belt that goes from the bottom of one front leg to the bottom of the other and erect ears.
Landrace Developed in 1934 Maternal type White skin and hair, with large drooped ears, narrow face, and extremely long back and belly
Poland China Origins are unknown Terminal Breed Quick growth, heavy muscled. Solid black with 6 white points and drooped ears.
Spotted Poland China (Spot) Developed from the Poland China Breed Terminal breed About ½ white and ½ black with drooped ears.
Spotted Poland China (Spot)
Yorkshire Developed in Yorkshire, England Maternal Type Solid white with erect ears.