Swine Statistical References – Pork History and Information



This factsheet includes a link to the “History of the Pig in America” and hyperlinks to information on swine facilities and breeds of swine.. Information is also available for feeder cattle. To go to the desired website click on the internet link provided in the third column of the references.



  • Locate pictorial representations of changes in breed types in the U.S.
  • Locate pictorial representations of changes in the U.S. pork industry
  • Locate pictures of the various breeds of swine and their history
  • Locate types of facilities used in the U.S.


Pork History


History of the Pig Slide presentation by Palmer Holden http://www.econ.iastate.edu/faculty/lawrence/EstRet/Index.html
Swine Facilities Pork production statistics of 92 farms, 2004. (Scroll down to hog section) http://caltest.vet.upenn.edu/swine/fac/general/hm.html
Breeds of Livestock Photos and descriptions. http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/swine/

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