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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!

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.

1509

REGISTERED HOGS

9893

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

It is official we have 1/2 British piglets on the ground. They will be heading to their new farms within the coming weeks. This has been a long tedious project that has involved many people to accomplish. I want to thank all of those at The Livestock Conservancy, everyone at Purdue that helped make this project happen, the LBHA, and all of the farms that participated on this journey. We are very excited to see this positive outcome.The Livestock Conservancy is excited to announce the births of the first half-British Large Black piglets in the United States bred from frozen, imported semen! The 25 piglets were born at Purdue University via artificial insemination. Their mothers were donated by Large Black pig breeders from across the nation. The thriving piglets were weaned last week and will be distributed to U.S. breeders to broaden the genetic base for the Large Black breed. More info about our 10+ years of extensive collaborative efforts to deliver new life and new genetics to American Large Black Hog herds coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Any breeders of LBH on the west coast with litters coming up for sale late summer/early fall? I tried looking and only found stories of how such-and-such parent was registered so a 25% LBH is just as good.... ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

For all of you that haven't heard the Large Black has dropped to critcal on The Livestock Conservancy's list. Please consider registering all breeding stock that you produce and sell as without registering the numbers you produce don't count in the tally for the breed. We all need to band together to save this critically endangered breed!Large Black pig - Critically Endangered: The Large Black pig is native to Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset in southwestern England. Originally known as the Lop Eared Black, the breed was selected for large size and efficiency of production on pasture and other forages. The Large Black nearly became extinct during the 1960s, and it remains one of the rarest British pig breeds. The Large Black is best known for its foraging abilities and its maternal qualities. Large Black sows are able to raise and wean large litters of piglets out of doors, and these survival characteristics give it genetic value. Because of the increased interest in pasture raised pork by consumers, Large Black hogs are beginning to be recognized as a great choice in pastured management systems. Learn more here: bit.ly/LargeBlack #HeritageBreedsWeek ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Bowers Farm is looking for feeder hogs. Located in Southern Middle TN. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Looking for LBH boar. Preference for lines - Defender, or Noble Sam, but will run CI's for others. We are located in Maine and not afraid to travel or ship. Ideally would like a guy who's old enough to get to work pretty quickly, but will also purchase the right piglet. If you FB message me, please also comment here because I don't do FB messenger. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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