Are you thinking of adding a pig to your farmstead? There are different breeds of pigs to choose from, but one option that is growing in popularity is the American Landrace pig. Here I’ll take a closer look at where to buy American Landrace pig, plus, I’ll provide a list of US-based breeders who have Landrace pigs for sale.
Let’s look at the Landrace pig breed characteristics first, before moving on to where you can find American Landrace pigs for sale.
American Landrace Pig Characteristics at a Glance
The Landrace pigs originated in Denmark in 1895 and today this is the fifth most popular breed of pigs in America.
The Amrican Landrace is white in color, their ears droop down and they are well known for having a long body.
Another well-known characteristic of this breed is its ability to cross well with other breeds.
They have a very high carcass weight in their hams and loins, which is why they are bred for pork production.
Landrace sows are also known for growing big litters of more than 10 piglets and being heavy milkers.
That was a very quick look at the breed characteristics – now, let’s take a closer look at where you can find Landrace pigs for sale.
Why Bother Using a Reputable Breeder?
There are two main reasons for going through a breeder rather than just buying a piglet from a livestock auction or seeing classified ads for Landrace pigs for sale on the interenet.
First, you get to choose exactly which animal you bring home, the pig will be a purebred American Landrace breed so on average they will likely be healthier and better adapted.
Second, reputable breeders have been breeding animals for a long time, they have experience and knowledge of the breed you’re unlikely to find elsewhere which will be helpful if you have any questions or problems with your pig.
If you want a Landrace pig then there are some breeders available both on the east and west coast of the United States.
The list below is a complete list of reputable American Landrace breeders registered in the National Swine Registry (NSR).
Halandrace Pigs Price
So how much does a Landrace pig cost? Well, that’s going to depend on the age and quality of the pig as well as on the breeder.
Prices for American Landrace pigs can go anywhere from $50 to a couple of hundreds.
So, if you’re looking to add a pig to your farmstead then the Landrace breed is definitely worth considering.
Contact one of the reputable breeders listed above for details on their latest litters and available Landrace pigs for sale.
Other pig breeds:
– American Yorkshire pigs for sale