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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.

1372

REGISTERED HOGS

5435

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

Just went out to visit my Longfellow boar and the others; he's so happy see me - runs up to me like a dog would. Question: I have a LB gilt who is about 13 months old and only about 180 lbs. She's just small compared to the others and I bought her as a breeder to my boar (who is about the same age). The boar has already sired an excellent litter off of my Duroc/Berkshire cross sow (every little piglet has wonderful conformation and meat characteristics). I'm concerned about the little LB gilt, however. Am I wasting my money? Will she ever beef up? Should I just process her and cut my losses? Not sure what to do. What do you all think?? ... See MoreSee Less

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Question to ponder tonight...what traits, characteristics, made you take a chance on a rare-heritage hog, and how do you spread the word on your hogs?~Melissa Smith ... See MoreSee Less

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I have a LBH boar for sale, he was born July 10, 2014. Noble Sam/Charlotte bloodline, 350.00. Can deliver or meet halfway depending on the distance. 205-412-5409 ... See MoreSee Less

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I have a large black pair for sale in North Alabama. The male is from Noble Sam/Charlotte the female is Longfellow/Prudence. They are from registered stock. Can deliver as far as Fayetteville, Tn. They were born July'14. $700 for the pair. ... See MoreSee Less

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