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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.

2035

REGISTERED HOGS

8755

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

BREED STANDARD

Our first topic is fairly simple and straight forward. When looking at hogs to choose breeders we first need to do a quick scan of the animals looking for any health issues or major disqualifications. The standard says:
DISQUALIFICATIONS

"Is not black in color or has white spots anywhere on the body. Badly deformed legs, broken down legs, low pasterns, extra toes or excessively bent hocks. Free of congenital defects such as
umbilical and scrotal hernias, artesia ani (blind anus), cryptorchid boars (undescended testicles) or hermaphrodites."

If purchasing from someone else's herd I would also make sure that I looked the animal over for any parasite issues, respiratory problems, normal stools, and a healthy skin and coat. You also want to watch that hog move making sure there are no obvious lameness issues or stiff gate. I may at times use other breed photos I find online for examples of problems or to just give examples if I don't have any of my own hogs available to show.
Amy McKamey
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6 days ago  ·  

How would you like to be a Hero?.... while at the same time helping the Large Black US population?

The Livestock Conservancy and Purdue University are doing a study with gilts to learn to better predict ovulation.

They are just looking for two more donations of gilts or young sows (6 mos to 2 years old) to finalize the testing on, then hopefully, if the protocols are worked out, to make ½ British piglets.

Your donation would be a 501(c)3 non-taxable donation, and at the same time, you would be helping out the LB breed in the US!

If you can help, please contact Amy McKamey at the LBHA Board at either: amy@heritagemeadowsfarm.net or (800) 687-1942.
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2 weeks ago  ·  

We have discovered that there are still many questions regarding the breed standard for the Large Blacks. Many are still not quite sure what traits are most important to look for when purchasing breeding stock. So to try and help answer some of these questions we are going to start a post a week sharing the breed standard and the important traits and conformation that you should be looking for when breeding these hogs. Please feel free to chime in and ask questions as we go along each week discussing these wonderful hogs. If at any point you want to read the whole standard it is posted on our website for all to be able to use.
I will try to use pictures as we go along to try and explain things to the best of my ability. If at any time along the way you want to contact me personally please feel free to email me at amy@heritagemeadowsfarm.net or pm me on here Amy Lynn McKamey. Looking forward to some great discussions!
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Do you want to have a say? Have you ever considered serving on a Board?

WE NEED YOU!!

We have several open board positions currently, if you would like to have a voice and a vote on important topics pertaining to the breed.

Contact us at (800) 687-1942 if you're interested, or nominate someone else whom you would like to nominate? We look forward to hearing from you! #LBHA #MemberSupport
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Upcoming Large Black Hog census coming soon!

The Livestock Conservancy will soon be contacting each LBHA member in order to complete a basic question survey, to see who still owns and breeds hogs.

The LBHA Board wants to thank you in advance for your cooperation and participation in helping us improve our information and herd book.
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3 weeks ago  ·  

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