Beltsville swine

Beltsville swine

Beltsville swine, two breeds of swine developed at the agricultural research center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md. The breeds are designated Beltsville No. 1 and Beltsville No. 2. Beltsville No. 1 was developed by crossing Danish Landrace and Poland China swine. It is black in color with uniformly distributed white markings. Beltsville No. 2 was developed from crosses using Danish Yorkshire, Duroc, Landrace, and Hampshire breeds. Its color is solid red with a white underline and occasional black spotting; its length is about the same as that of a Yorkshire.
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