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What are the most popular pig breeds available on the market?

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The most popular pig breeds for 4H Market and Slaughter projects are American Landrace, American Yorkshire, Berkshire, Chester White and Duroc. These pig breeds adapt to most climates, but they need shade and a place to wallow in hot climates and ample bedding in cold climates.

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What are the most popular pig breeds available on the market?
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Hampshire, Poland China and Spots are other popular pig breeds. A Hampshire pig is black in color with white over its back from one front leg to the other and has a lean, meaty carcass. A Poland China pig is another breed with a meaty carcass. It is black with white on its legs, tail and snout.

A Spot is white in color with black spots. This breed has a high growth rate.

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