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It is a matter of dispute and always will be, which are the best breeds of pigs for special uses. The Berkshire is black but comely ; and perhaps the most profitable pig of all the breeds for pork at any age. The Essex is also black, and some think that the best, but it has the [objection of having too much fat. Some will only have white pigs and the Suffolk is generally considered the best of the small white breeds ; the small Yorkshire is a more modern variety, and perhaps owes some ot its good quality to a Suffolk cross. If so, it would be fair to call the Suffolk a better kind than the Yorkshire. But there are some who think differently, and no one can say confidently that this or that is the best except from his own point of view and as a matter ot opinion. The small white breeds have become so much crossed and mixed, that at the English exhibitions they are no longer classed distinctively but collectively as “ small white breeds.”

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THE BREED FOR MARKET PIGS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 105, 27 May 1880, Supplement

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THE BREED FOR MARKET PIGS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 105, 27 May 1880, Supplement

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