Large black pigs

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1 year 9 months ago #553205 by Bopman
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Any large black pig sows (Devon)
Seems hard too find

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1 year 9 months ago #553206 by tonybaker
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seems they are a rare breed in NZ, have you read this article .
These people seem to be the only source

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1 year 9 months ago #553214 by Ronney
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I'm afraid you may have trouble finding Lge Blacks/Devon as along with the Tamworth, Berkshire and Wessex Saddleback, they are becoming harder and harder to find - sadly! There are two reasons for this. The demise of full cream pick up from dairy farms which meant that dairy farmers no longer kept pigs, and the introduction of breeds such as the Landrace and Large White which were better suited to commercial enterprises, and grew faster.

Keep looking, use Google, put the word out there through fb and whatever else you may use, and grab any pure bred of the what are now called "heritage" breeds. And definitely use the Rare Breeds website, in fact they will probably be your best option.

Best of luck with it, it's sad to see the tried and true disappear.

Cheers,
Ronnie

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