The Australian Yorkshire Pig originally developed in the Yorkshire region of England from the original breed of domesticated pigs in the country, and was later exported to Australia and North America. Since then, farming this breed has become extensively common, making it the most “dominant breed (of pig) in Australia”. The breed has become extremely popular for their high-quality meat.
The Bazna is a big size Romanian pig that has a characteristic white belt around its black body. With its high adaptability to any conditions, they are much demanded by farmers and breeders. However, these animals are gradually losing their genetic characteristics since the producers are not completely dedicated to preserving the breed’s purity. This pork is a popular Transylvanian specialty.
The American Yorkshire is a breed of large domesticated pigs is the American version of Britain’s ‘Large White’. It was developed in the UK, and later imported to the US, and proved to be a great success in the pork industry of the country. This breed is only comparable to the Landrance pigs by size and other characteristics. Currently, the population of this breed is static.
The Arapawa Pig is a very significant breed since it is the rarest breed of pig in the whole world. These pigs from New Zealand had been critically endangered before efforts were taken to increase their count. Over the years, several attempts had also been taken to catch some of these pigs until the late 1990s there were only a few adults on the mainland. They are no more considered to be a breed for only meat production.
The Angeln Saddleback is a breed of very rare domestic pigs that originated in Germany. These large size swines were once much popular for their meat, until the demand fell. At present, they are farmed in a very limited area in Germany, especially in the Angeln region, from which it got its name.
The Aksai Black Pied Pig is a large breed of pigs developed in the mid-eastern country of Kazakhstan. They are known for their distinctive black and white pattern. In some parts of the region, these domestic pigs are still used for agricultural purposes; however, they are mostly bred for their meat.