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maternal swine breeds
Yorkshire
Landrace
Chester White
sire swine breeds
Duroc
Hampshire
Poland China
Spotted
swine maternal traits
number born
number weaned
21-day litter weight
swine sire traits
age at market weight (days to 250 lbs)
ADG
Feed efficiency
carcass - loin eye area and backfat
order of breed popularity
Yorkshire
Duroc
Hampshire
Landrace
Berkshire
Chester White
Poland China
Spotted
Yorkshire
(color, ears, origin, strengths and weaknesses)
white
erect
England
STRENGTHS:
maternal - large litters, good milking and mothers
long-bodied (=more bacon)
growth rates
libido of boars
soundness
WEAKNESSES:
carcass characteristics (variation in muscling)
less hardy
Duroc
(color, ears, origin, strengths, weaknesses)
solid golden to deep red
dropped
strengths:
sire - good ADG and FE
weak:
bad mothers (small litters)
unsoundness
lack of libido
Hampshire
(color, ears, origin, strengths and weaknesses)
black with white belt
erect
southern england
strengths:
sire - carcass - meaty, muscular
soundness
weak:
no libido
small litters
growth rate
(some) carry gene for poor meat quality
Landrace
(color, ears, origin, strengths and weaknesses)
white
LARGE, LONG, dropped
Denmark
strengths:
maternal - good moms, ++ milk
longbodied
soundness
libido of boars
weak:
carcass - lack in meat and muscling, small LEA, not lean
fragile
stress susceptable
Berkshire
black with six white points - feet, nose, tail
erect
england
strengths: (sire)
soundness, confinement adaptability
meat quality
weak:
shortbodied
bad mother characteristics
poor growth rate and FE
SPECIAL: oldest lineage
Chester White
white
drooped
US
strong: - maternal breed
large litters, milk, good mom
aggressive boars
muscular carcass
weak:
shortbodied
slow growing
Poland China
Black with white markings on face, legs, tail
drooped
US - oldest breed in US
strong: SIRE
carcass characteristics - large LEA
weak:
slow ADG & FE
shortbodied
bad mom characteristics
Spotted
black and white spoted with either black or white dominating
drooped
US
strong: SIRE
good ADG and FE
scale, size, substance of bone
long bodied
hardy
libido of boars
weak:
mom characteristics
carcass characteristics