The Pedigree Welsh Pig

Key Characteristics

The Welsh is able to thrive under all weather conditions. The breed is the most commercially developed of all the traditional breeds producing good sized litters. Average Litter Size in 2009 was 11.24 and the sows make good mothers. The Welsh is ideal for more intensive systems. Pigs grow quickly and carcases grade well for the commercial market.

History

Uses

Welsh boars are excellent crossing sires for rare breed sows producing leaner, fast growing offspring with improved conformation.The Welsh is ideal for both pork and bacon production with carcases remaining lean at heavier weights.

Did you know?

In 1955, a report was produced that advised farmers to focus on just three pig breeds, the Large White, the Welsh and the British Landrace, in order to increase profitability. This resulted in the decline of many of our other native breeds. 

For more of information check out the RBST website