About Duch Landrace Pigs
Pigs are a
combination of German Landrace and Danish Landrace pigs. They are found in the
southern, eastern, and northern parts of Holland. They are a meaty and
efficient breed of pig.
Dutch Landrace pigs have the same
general look as other Landrace breeds. They are white and they have large
floppy ears. They have been developed to have bigger backs and heavier hams
than found on other types of Landrace pigs. They are also very fertile and are
very good mothers.
The swine pig ranchers of Holland
lay great stress on production detail. Ninety percent of the marketed pigs are
crossbreds, but careful attention is given to seed stock. Over 1,000 Dutch
Landrace litters are tested each year for weight and other characteristics.
Landrace pigs have proven to be not just valuable to the swine industry of that
Holland, but they have been exported to other countries as well, mainly Japan