Hampshire boars are fathers of the fatteners.

Breeds’ profile:

   Very good feed conversion
  Fast growth rate
  Low fat content
  High lean meat content
   Easily adopting to environmental changes

Hampshire breed originates from the USA. It has been brought to Poland since the 1970.

It is a rather difficult breed to be kept in a purebred breeding. Reproduction performance is on a profitable level  provided that the environmental conditions are good. Hampshire pigs are often used as an element of high lean meat content and high quality cuts share  in the crossing programs. Usually Hampshire is used to produce crossbred boars with pietrain or duroc.

It is a medium size pig with strong body conformation, wide back and well developed rump with ample ham muscles. It is black with the white stripe of different width, running through shoulders, front legs and belly. The head is light and short with small and straight ears. Legs are tall, straight with vertically positioned feet. Hampshire as a sire line needs to have at least 12 properly developed teats.

Breeding value

Trait

Boars

Gilts

BLUP total value

 9,83

9,97

Fattening and slaughtering performance

Trait

Boars

Gilts

Standardized daily gain (g)

757

731

Average backfat thickness (mm)

9,6

9,2

Standardized lean meat content (%)

60,8

61,8

On farm test index (points)

118

127

Reproduction performance of sows

Trait

Value

Number of alive born piglets

11,87

Number of piglets weaned

10,59

Number of teats

13,57

Polish Pig Breeders and Producers Association
„POLSUS" 
ul. Ryżowa 90
02-495 Warsaw
phone. +48 22 723 08 06
fax. +48 22 723 00 83
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