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The Middle White Pig breed was recognised as a breed in 1852 at the Keighley Agricultural Show in West Yorkshire where Joseph Tuley exhibited several of his Large White sows along with others.The judges could not agree since some were not considered sufficiently large for the "Large Breed" class, nor eligible for the "Small Breed" class a committee was summoned to avoid being disquaified. The judges decided to provide a third class and to call it the “Middle Breed”.

Middle White is a breed of domestic pig native to the United Kingdom. It originated in Yorkshire roughly around the same time as the Large White. Its name comes from the fact that it was between the size of the Large White and the now-extinct Small White.


Often the subject of healthy weights comes up when talking to people with pigs. As with any animal, including humans, there are extremes at either end of the spectrum that are, without a doubt, unhealthy.

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Hampshire - black with white belt, long head, erect ear and good carcass quality

Today's Tamworth Pig breed is thought to be the most typical breed descended from the old indigenous species, the Old English Forest pig. It has maintained this status because at the end of the 18th Century, when many native breeds were 'improved' by crossing them with Chinese and Neapolitan stock, the Tamworth was not deemed fashionable and hence left alone. It is now therefore the oldest pure English breed.

Today's Tamworth Pig breed is thought to be the most typical breed descended…

Large White, also known as the English Large White, is a breed of domestic pig originating in Yorkshire, hence also known as the Yorkshire pig.

Large White Category 5 'Minority' registered breeding females in the UK


Raising Own Backyard Pig: The Wolfe family raises Large Black Hogs on their homestead in Missouri. The pork is a favorite among chefs because of its tender texture and micro-marbled meat.

The Berkshire CROMWELL’S troops when quartered in Reading, made reference to a locally bred pig renowned for its size and the quality of its bacon and ham. This turned out to be one of the earliest records of the Berkshire breed.

Berkshire - as old as Cromwell, too rare, we should eat more of them

Kune kune pigs. What's not to love?

Kune kune pig - The kunekune /ˈkuːnɪkuːnɪ/ is a small breed of domestic pig from New Zealand. Kunekune are hairy, with a rotund build and may bear wattles hanging from their lower jaws.

BERKSHIRE PIG Berkshires are also bred in Japan where their meat is known as Kurobuta. Not so long ago, the authorities in Japan were surprised to discover that there was more of the prized Berkshire pork in Japanese shops than there were Berkshire pigs to supply them. DNA testing was introduced to discover which was the fraudulent pork and which was genuine Berkshire pork.

BERKSHIRE PIG Berkshires are also bred in Japan where their meat is known as…