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Dear Members,

Over the past few months there has been a lot of forum activity that has been outside the Forums Terms of Service. This activity has been offensive and repetitive in nature. It has disturbed the peaceful mission of the Forums. The obvious intended demands have not stopped just in the Forums but have spilled over to include demands being communicated thru personal emails and phone calls to personal phone numbers including voicemails to Board members that have alarmed them. Starting today Forum posts will be actively monitored and any posts that are deemed to be detrimental to the LBHA or mention crossbreeds or other species will be deleted. Furthermore, any continued offensive actions will be dealt with by the Board following the By-Laws. And as stated in the By-Laws any actions that relate to the hiring, firing, discipline of personnel, or personal records are not available to the Membership.

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.

1943

REGISTERED HOGS

8206

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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6 days ago  ·  

I have a question for all you expirienced folks that raise your pigs on pasture:

The pasture...woodland, really...where I raise my pigs is fenced in with hard fencing that also has two hot wires, one at 6" and one at 18".

So I can rotate pasture areas I cross fence to create 4 seperate areas for them. This cross fencing is also done with the same 6" and 18" hot wire, but no hard field fencing.

So far I have been using 4 ft T-posts for the cross fencing driven two feet deep. I have a problem with this:

I don't necessarily want the dividing line between areas to be in the exact same place all the time...I want to be able to vary the fenceline some if needed.

T-posts are a PITA to deal with. Without a T-post puller they are darn near impossible to pull and lugging a T-post puller arouind AND keeping up with the pulled posts is a pain itself, which brings me to my question:

Are "step in" plastic or fiberglass temporary electric fence posts sufficient to maintain the two wires of the cross fence if the pigs are trained well to the electric?

Thanks folks!
Bob
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4 weeks ago  ·  

Having pigs today and more on the way. Full blood Large Black Hog. Not registered but can be. And we have 6 month old one for sale. 2males 2 females. Bronson, Texas ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

Hi folks...its Bob again. I wander around different sites on the Internet that are pig related, from other Facebook pages to pig related forums and websites that are off of Facebook, and I see one topic discussed often enough that it has generated a question for y'all:

What is your expirience with abattoirs? More specifically, how much does your slaughterhouse charge you, and for what service?

1. Are you charged a kill fee, and if yes, how much?

2. How much do you pay per pound to cut your pork into cuts, and what weight is that per pound price based on? Live weight? Hot carcass? Finished product? (Yes, I have seen all 3 weights used at various websites.).

3. Is that price based on freezer/butcher wrapped of vacuum sealed? If freezer wrapped, can you get vacuum sealed as an "extra" service for an extra price? How much?

4. Does your slaughterhouse cure your bacon and hams, or is everything delevered to you "fresh" as a standard service? If standard service is "fresh" will the slaughterhouse cure your bacon and hams for you for an extra fee, and if so, how much per pound for curing?

5. What kind of lead time do you have to give your abattoir? Is it consistant or does lead time change seasonally?

6. Finally, are you happy with your abattoir, or are you "stuck" with one you really aren't happy with but have to use because of a lack of options?
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1 month ago  ·  

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