Breeds of Pig


Large White Yorkshire

It is originated in Yorkshire. It is one of the prolific breeds and the sows are heavy milkers and good mothers. It is a large long white pig with a wide body neither wide nor deep. The ears are erect. They are widely used for cross breeding programme.

Duroc It is red in colour. It is popular since it has a valuable combination of size, feeding capacity, prolificacy and hardness. The ears are drooping

Landrace They are originated in Denmark. The breed is white. The ears are heavy and drooping. They are extensively used for cross breeding purposes.

References Kerala Agricultural University. 2001. Package of Practices- Recommendations: Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur.