Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Formerly there were two general types of swine: the lard type and the bacon type. Today, in general, all breeds are considered meat type and are being developed as meat hogs. The more popular breeds are: Hampshire, Berkshire, Yorkshire, Pol.and China, Chesterwhite, Durocs, Spotted Poland China, Tamworth and Landrace. Note the lifelike picture of a finished market hog on this page. An animal like this carries a high percentage of its weight in the most valuable cuts; the ham loins and bacon sides. This is the type· of hog now in demand-a .type to keep in mind when planning a breeding improvement program.
Kortan, L.J., "Swine Production Guide for South Dakota 4-H Club Members" (1957). SDSU Extension Circulars. 666.