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How to Notch Pig Ears

There are several ear notch numbering systems but we use the one that has always been used by the LBH’s. The notches all look the same (a V) but the ...

Do Large Black Hogs Really JUST eat Pasture?

By Kay Wolfe It has recently been brought to my attention that some new owners think they can and should raise Large Black Hogs on grass/hay alone. ...

The Myths, and Facts, about Heritage Pork

Google “Heritage Pork” and you will find a lot of blogs, news articles and websites that profess the wonders of “Heritage” breed pigs. The claims ...

ALBC Rare Breed Swine Initiative Update

ALBC Rare Breed Swine Initiative Update By Jeannette Beranger & Marjie Bender In November of 2008 representatives from each of the rare breed ...

Recognized by the ALBC as a Breeding Club

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a wonderful organization working to protect over 150 rare livestock and poultry breeds from extinction. ...

Can I Raise Pigs?

Things to ponder before you get a pig, by Brian Wright. This is a question we get all the time from people considering whether to raise their own ...

How To Select a Breeding Pair

Recently, I discussed our concerns about inbreeding with agricultural experts at the USDA.  They studied the genetics as listed on our registration ...

It’s All About the Pork!

The large blacks are such beautiful, intelligent, and entertaining creatures that we sometime forget why we raise them.  It’s for the pork!  If not ...

Large Black Hogs–A Heritage Grazing Pig

Image via Wikipedia Todays small farmers are looking for a heritage breed of pig that can be raised on pasture and produce a superior pork for a ...

What’s in a name?

Image via Wikipedia You have finally purchased your first pair of Large Black Hogs (LBH) and now you have registration papers in hand. Just what do ...

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