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THE LARGE BLACK HOG ASSOCIATION

The premier registry and support association for Large Black hogs in the United States.

The Large Black Hog Association (LBHA) is the premier registry and support association for Large Black hogs in the United States. We are a non-profit association, managed by a group of dedicated volunteers, owners and breeders of this wonderful heritage hog.

The recovery of this breed in the United States is directly due to the efforts of our members. We are proud of our success and invite you to join us!

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE LARGE BLACK HOG?

Perhaps the most important thing about Large Blacks is their pedigree.

Perhaps the most important thing about Large Blacks is their pedigree. These are “heritage” hogs. They retain the traits of their ancestors that lived on the pastures and woods of England in the 16th and 17th centuries. They are hardy animals able to handle the cold and heat. They can effectively convert pasture and goodies found in your woods into nutrition. Great mothering ability; good sized litters; longevity. Despite their large size they are well known as very docile hogs. Their dark coloring makes them more resistant to sunburn. And their pork might be the best available; micromarbled and deliciously Old World flavor.

1394

REGISTERED HOGS

5533

TOTAL HOGS IN DATABASE

WHY REGISTER WITH THE LBHA?
WE ARE A MEMBER RUN ORGANIZATION

The LBHA consists of a wide variety of people with a common interest – ensuring the long term viability of the large black hog breed. The LBHA Board is elected from the membership and is responsible for helping each member succeed in their endeavors.

WE ACCEPT ANY PUREBRED LARGE BLACK HOG REGISTRATION

Regardless of where it was born, or if it came from artificial insemination, if you can prove it is purebred you can register it with us.

WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A REGISTRY

When you join the LBHA you gain access to a wide network of breeders and enthusiasts who can help with finding hogs, teach how to raise them, help you sell them and provide good contacts to veterinarians, processors, feed suppliers and other people who can help you.

ALL OF YOUR FEES GO BACK TO HELP MEMBERSHIP

The LBHA is a nonprofit organization. The Board members are all volunteers. All of the money collected through registrations and donations is used to fund LBHA activities including outreach and maintaining the registry (the LBHA pays its Registrar a small fee per transaction) and this website.

RECOGNITION AND INTEGRITY

The LBHA has quickly become the registry of choice for serious breeders and buyers of Large Black hogs. We have gained this trust through ensuring the integrity of our registry. While we are easy to work with we have very high standards to make sure that only purebred hogs are registered. The registry database is monitored by two Board members in addition to the Registrar, providing checks and balances to verify that it is managed correctly. We also track the genetic diversity of our registered hogs; we are the only Large Black hog registry in the world that tracks the inbreeding coefficient of all registered hogs and provides help to our breeders to reduce inbreeding throughout the breed. We have established good relationships with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and Large Black hog organizations in other countries. When you advertise that your hogs are registered with the LBHA, your customers will know that they are getting great value for their money.

FROM FACEBOOK

Do these pigs eat hay.. or Alfalfa?...
Just wondering, my grass is getting real thin..
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I have to present information to people who run a livestock show to convince them to have breed classes for heritage hogs. They are mostly interested in the end user. Can anyone help me with this? They want to be fed information such as "so-and-so chefs are using LB pork" or stuff like that. They don't want to know why it's important to keep a heritage breed going, just how it can make money. Thanks in advance. ... See MoreSee Less

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I am looking for LBH boar ready to breed in Janurary. My two guilts are Charolotte annd Daisy. vabestproduce@aol.com Williamsbutg VA ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

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To Members using the "Manual CI" request form on the LBHA website:

Once you have logged in, the link for the Manual CI form is under the "Information" tab, "Member Tools". The first page that appears has a "STOP" sign to the left and states the following:

"This form is to allow you to request a CI calculation on animals that are not in our database. If your animals are in our database then you can get an instant result using the instant CI calculator by clicking here."

If you are requesting CI on registered sire and dam that are in the LBHA registry, you will want to click on "HERE" and proceed to choose the parents name from the drop downs, hit "calculate" and you will get an instant result. Using the first page will generate a request for an admin to look the information up and get back to you at a later date Thank you!

-Kelly Luzier LBHA Treasurer
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Attention all Members! We are opening up the calendar contest again. We received wonderful pictures, but what we were truly looking for were pictures of the specific lines. Noble Sam boars, Daisy Sows, Longfellow boars, etc. Broadside pictures. We have wonderful picture of LB's on pastures, pictures of sows with their babies, however, we are in need of your amazing pictures of your specific lines. We will keep this open through Sunday, November 23rd.
Also note, pictures already submitted, will still be part of the contest. I will post the rules on the LB forum. Thank you all! Any questions please shoot any of the Board an email. ~~~Melissa
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