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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.

2056

REGISTERED HOGS

8917

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.

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Large Black Hog Association updated their cover photo.
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Large Black Hog Association added 2 new photos.
Large Black Hog Association

BREED STANDARD

ACTION AND STYLE:
"Action & Style: Animated, vigorous and easy movement on the hoof
Objections: Dull, wobbling, stiff or awkward in movement. "

Now is the time that you put everything together that we have talked about and watch that hog move.They should move freely and smoothly with a nice even gait.Stand back and take a look at the whole picture. I wish I had a video of our 6 year old boar running across the pasture to be able to show you. These hogs should be able to cover some ground easily. For those of you who have ever watched a swine show you would understand how big of a difference there is between these hogs and most of the show pigs out there. When our hogs are in the arena with all of the other show pigs we unintentionally run circles around them just because of the natural movement is so different.

Amy McKamey
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Im posting for Merrile Johnson in Carbondale CO. They need to sell off their herd and are willing to negotiate on price. They have 3 Matilda sows, 2 Boars a Defender and A Majestic. They also have 12 feeder pigs out of those mating’s. They are looking for $1000 each on the Sows and Boars and $300 ea on the feeders that are 5 months old. Contact them at 970-379-4294. They want to move fast for health issues. ... See MoreSee Less

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Large Black Hog Association added 4 new photos.
Large Black Hog Association

BREED STANDARD

CONDITION:
Our standard says: "Condition: Excessive fat to be discouraged. Healthy appearance with no signs of mange, scruff,
lice or sores. Well fleshed with good muscle tone. Tissue free of lumps and bumps.
Objections: Unhealthy, thin. Showing signs of disease or parasites. Hair dull, harsh.

This is under discussed but I find it very important. I feel many of us tend to keep our breeders carrying too much condition. This breed tends to get over weight very easily and that simply isn't healthy for them. When a sow is too heavy it is more difficult for her during labor and she is more likely to wear out too soon or have birthing difficulties. Over weight boars have a more difficult time doing their jobs. Not to mention carrying extra weight is tougher on their joints. You will increase their productive life span by keeping them a healthy weight. We currently have a trio of 6yr old breeders that are going strong and the sows have 2 litters a year. Keep your breeders at a healthy weight.

Amy McKamey
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