Hampshire offer the most effective method to increase primal yield, which leads to an increased premium in packer grids.
Through the years, Hampshires that are still being produced, are productive, lean,durable, profitable, and popular on dinner tables. They are the leader in lean muscle with good carcass quality, minimal amounts of backfat and large loin eyes. Boars are more aggressive now than in recent years. Hampshire females have gained a reputation among many commercial hogmen as great mothers. These females are excellent pig raisers and have extra longevity in the sow herd. They have passed the test in confinement.
This black animal with the distinct and unique white belt is still known universally as “The Mark of a Meat Hog”. Their ability to sire winning carcasses is unequalled and they continue to set the standard by which all other terminal sires are evaluated.
Hampshire – Muscling and leanness in an efficient package
When used as a terminal sire, Hampshires offer the most effective method to increase primal yield, which leads to an increased premium in packer grids.
When incorporated into a commercial sow base – Hampshires have a proven record of increased durability and robustness, while contributing to superior carcass composition of the commercial market hog.