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Dear Members,

Recently the Board of the LBHA was notified by some of our members of a series of posts on social media that brought into question the validity of the Iowa Alrose and Daisy lines of Large Black as well as the integrity of the Large Black Hog Association. Questions about these lines (and the naming of them) were brought before the Board for review prior to their acceptance into the registry.   Some of the Board was aware of these questions prior to these posts and some of us were not.  We therefore took another look at the hogs and lineages brought into question and have come to the conclusion that the lines are valid.  As a registry the LBHA honors the registration paperwork of the Canadian and British registries as well as those of the North American Large Black Pig Registry. These registries represent thousands of dedicated breeders who have spent many decades working for the Large Blacks and the improvement of each line.

When the issue of crossbred pigs has previously arisen, the culpable member was investigated and removed from the Association. No crossbred animal has ever been knowingly registered by this organization. Any member can search the online database which includes every animal in our ancestry for more detailed information on a particular pedigree. If you have any specific questions about this or any issue please feel free to contact us.

Warmest regards,

Alec Bradford
President, LBHA

 

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.

1838

REGISTERED HOGS

7643

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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2 weeks ago  ·  

First time raising Large Blacks and wanting to determine if our feeding is on track. All the documentation I've found says to use the jowls to determine if the hog is over/under weight. But, I can't find what ideal jowls should look like.

Here's a photo of our 4.5 month old gilt. How does her body condition look? Appreciate the feedback.
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4 weeks ago  ·  

This unending heat (and drought in our area) is hard on our animals. Please make sure they have plenty of clean, fresh water. Hogs benefit from misters or a nice wallow. Pregnant sows are especially in need of a way to cool off. Stay cool!
-Felicia
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1 month ago  ·  

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