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Cumberland Pigs were a pig from Northern Englandrnthat are now extinct. They werernused to produce local delicacies like theCumberland sausage and Cumberlandham. The breedrnbecame extinct in 1960, after changes in farming methods and a demand for lessrnfatty meat led to it falling out of favor.

Cumberland Pigs were a very oldrnbreed that likely developed over several hundred years inCumberlandandWestmorland, and was closely related to the Old Yorkshire whiternpig. They were a heavy-set white pig with pendulous ears, and a toughrnconstitution that enabled them to withstand the poor weather of NorthernrnEngland. During the 19th century, many efforts were made to improve pig breeds,rnand the Cumberland was often crossed with the Yorkshire white breeds, whichrneventually developed into theLargernWhite,SmallrnWhite, andMiddlernWhite. The Cumberland Pig Breeders Association was created in 1916, and thernbreed reached a height of popularity during the 1920s.

rnrnCumberlandrnpigs began to fall out of favor in the mid-20th century due to a demand forrnleaner meat. In 1955, the Advisory Committee on the Development of Pig Productionrnin the United Kingdom issued a report that pig farmers in the UK, to ensurernstandardization, should concentrate on three breeds: the Large White,Welsh, and Landrace. By this time, the Cumberland stock wasrnalready dwindling and only three boars were licensed by 1954.
rnrnThernCumberland pig is considered to have become extinct in 1960 after the lastrnindividual, a sow belonging to a Mr. Thirwall, died on Bothel Craggs farm inBothel.

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