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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.

1544

REGISTERED HOGS

9600

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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Concerning facts for Large Black Hog breeders. Total registered hogs are down to 257. There were only 25 new registered in 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

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Selling Breeding stock:

If you are selling breeding stock you should have litter certificates done at a very early age prior to the litters even being weaned. All piglets should be included on these litter certificates even if barrows or not being sold as breeders. That way when the piglets are old enough to be weaned and ready to be sold you are ready to go. When talking with your buyers about purchasing breeding stock make sure that they are current LBHA members. As a breeder it is your responsibility to register these piglets before they leave your farm.
Article IX
REGISTRY
9.2
"Breeders are obligated to register their litters or submit a birth
notification within 90 days of farrowing, and/or to register their eligible Large Black Hogs with LBHA prior to sale, prior to use in breeding. "

Most of the issues with registering hogs come from them being sold without papers, incorrect papers, or not registering in the buyers name. When doing the census it was found when registered hogs were sold with transfer papers most buyers don't take the time to transfer the hogs, loose the papers, or don't know how to do it.

Good breeders should take care of this for their buyers. Sending your pigs down the road with the paper work 100% complete sets everyone up for success and the genetics of your pig is saved for future of the breed many years down the road.
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4 weeks ago  ·  

2019 Large Black Hog Census

The Large Black breeds downward population trend is not just seen in the United States. This trend is mirrored in other countries as well such as Great Britian, Canada, and Australia to name a few. The breed is listed as endangered, vulnerable, at risk, and threatened in each of these countries.

The British Pig Association did an audit in 2018. Their audit reported 127 members owning 170 registered sows and 79 boars for a total of 249 registered breeding animals. There was on average only 2 pigs per member that produced progency.
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3 months ago  ·  

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