History of the Landrace breed
The Landrace breed is promoted on its ability to cross well with other breeds. As well Landrace are known
for their length of body, high percentage of carcass weight in the ham and loin, and ideal amount of finish.
Landrace are prolific sows that farrow large pigs and which are exceptionally heavy milkers. These traits
have designated the Landrace breed as "America's Sowherd".
Landrace Breed Markings and Registration Requirements
No animal to be used for breeding purpose shall be eligible to record
- On which there is any hair other than white on any part of the animal's body
- Which has upright ears
- Which has less than six functional teats on each side of the underline or has any inverted teats
- Where an animal shows evidence of an extra dewclaw. Black spots in the skin are very objectionable and any large spots or numerous black spots located on any part of the hog makes the pig ineligible for registry. However, a small amount of black pigmentation is allowed on the body of the animal.