Landrace pigs were first introduced into
France around 1930; however, it was not until after World War 2 that they were extensively
imported into France, mainly from Sweden.
Todays French variant of the Landrace pigs
is typically large and white with heavy drooping ears. They have been bred for
skeletal soundness, heavy muscling, good mothering, and prolificacy. Sows
average 19.7 pigs per year. Their hams are bulging and their rumps are level
and wide with very muscular loins.