The Large Black pig is native to Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset in southwestern England. Originally known as the Lop Eared Black, the breed was selected for large size and efficiency of production on pasture and other forages. The Large Black gained popularity rapidly during the last half of the 1800s, and it was one of the most numerous of the English pig breeds in 1900. A breed association was formed in 1898.

The Large Black pig is native to Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset in southwestern England. Originally known as the Lop Eared Black, the breed was selected for large size and efficiency of production on pasture and other forages. The Large Black gained popularity rapidly during the last half of the 1800s, and it was one of the most numerous of the English pig breeds in 1900. A breed association was formed in 1898.

The Large Black The breed originates from the Old English Hog established in the 16th and 17th centuries. Described by Parkinson in 1810: "They are distinguished by their gigantic size, they are the largest of the kind I have ever seen, and as perfect a make as possible in pigs; their heads are large, with very long ears hanging down on each side of the face,

The Large Black The breed originates from the Old English Hog established in the 16th and 17th centuries. Described by Parkinson in 1810: "They are distinguished by their gigantic size, they are the largest of the kind I have ever seen, and as perfect a make as possible in pigs; their heads are large, with very long ears hanging down on each side of the face,

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Large Black Pig- according to Hobby Farm magazine the perfect pig. Old English breed, well marbled, but not with a lot of waste needing trimmed. Can be pasture raised, a true grazing pig, can be finished on grain if desired.  Will not destroy pasture, as rooting is limited to mud hole and around feeder.  Will top out at 700lbs, but when raised on lush pasture, will finish out at 250.

Large Black Pig- according to Hobby Farm magazine the perfect pig. Old English breed, well marbled, but not with a lot of waste needing trimmed. Can be pasture raised, a true grazing pig, can be finished on grain if desired. Will not destroy pasture, as rooting is limited to mud hole and around feeder. Will top out at 700lbs, but when raised on lush pasture, will finish out at 250.

Large Black Pigs of Maine: TOP 10 MISTAKES (TO DATE) - this is great information especially for those just embarking on the wonderful adventure! Thank you to the Rouillards for sharing this.

Large Black Pigs of Maine: TOP 10 MISTAKES (TO DATE) - this is great information especially for those just embarking on the wonderful adventure! Thank you to the Rouillards for sharing this.

Black piggies. The expression on that little piglet's face is the exact reason i'm vegan

Black piggies. The expression on that little piglet's face is the exact reason i'm vegan

With its lop ears and long, deep body, the Large Black is Britain's only all-black pig. Extremely docile,

With its lop ears and long, deep body, the Large Black is Britain's only all-black pig. Extremely docile,

Critically endanfered Large Black pig, Livestock Conservancy. Excellent choice for forage based systems.

Critically endanfered Large Black pig, Livestock Conservancy. Excellent choice for forage based systems.

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