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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.

2053

REGISTERED HOGS

8919

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

We get asked the question all of the time what are the difference in each line and what are the strong or negative qualities to each. I don't know that this is recorded anywhere or that anyone has taken the time to do this. I thought what better way to start recording some data then to reach out and ask the membership. So I am going to start a new string of conversations. Each one will be specific to one blood line. I will start with the blood lines that we raise here and are most familiar with. I will share what we see here on our farm both positive and negative points. Now keep in mind we are not all going to see the same things even in the same lines. As different farms choose breeders with different qualities and for example a Matilda coming from my farm may look totally different then a Matilda coming from your farm. However it would be interesting to see if there are similarities or differences from one line to the next. So watch out for future posts and if your line is brought up please contribute what you are seeing in your hogs. Amy McKamey ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Just a friendly reminder to everyone to please respond to Cathy when she reaches out to you regarding the census. This census is very important for our breed and we need to get accurate records of what registered animals everyone currently has, if you are still breeding etc. Also if you haven't renewed your membership yet this year please get that done as well. It needs renewed every January. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

I have noticed lately a lot of hogs for sale that do not have ear notches. I want to remind everyone that ear notches are mandatory to be able to register hogs. Not only that it really helps in identifying individual hogs in a litter. It is also much easier to do this at around 1-2 weeks of age. Ear notches have to be on the piglets before a litter certificate can be done. Also, keep in mind that breeders are obligated to register their litters or submit a birth notification within 90 days of farrowing. . If you are having issues with notching here is a link to a helpful chart .http://largeblackhogassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/LBHANotching.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Large Black Hog Association updated their cover photo.
Large Black Hog Association

Photo credit: Josh Hale, Elkhorn Ranch, South Mackay ID - 2018 LBHA Calendar Submission ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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