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Swine Basics - Breeds

All farmed pigs belong to the species Sus scrofa

Most pigs can be classified by their face:

  1. Traditional based on the Medieval European Pig (Roman nose and flopped ears)
  2. Improved by 18th Century Chinese Imports (Dished face and pointed ears)
Pet Pigs
Vietnamese Pot Bellied Kune Kune
Wild Boar  


Modern Farmed Pigs
Landrace Large White
Duroc Hampshire
Meishan Pietrain
Saddleback- British Berkshire