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A lop-eared pig breed that originated in Devon and Cornwall, but is now under the threat of extinction. Their black skin colour helps them resist sunburn making it ideal for outdoor pig production, they are docile, hardy and have exceptional mothering ability. The Guinness Book of Records lists a Large Black belonging to A.M. Harris of Lapworth, Warwickshire for having produced the largest number of litters - 26 - between 1940 and 1952. For more information, contact: The Large Black Pig Breeders Club, West Farm,Ruckley, Shropshire, SY5 7HR. Tel: 01694-731318. See 'The Rare Breeds Survival Trust'
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