With lop ears and a long deep body, the Large Black is Britain’s only all black pig.
They are extremely docile and hardy and suited to simple outdoor systems. Their placid temperament enables them to be easily contained by a single strand electric fence.
The sows are excellent mothers, with exceptional milking ability, and are able to rear sizeable litters on unsophisticated rations.
The Large Black is also much appreciated for its tasty succulent meat and eating qualities. It is superb as pork but excels when traditionally cured as bacon.