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More Breeds are Lost

So it was that the systems of progeny testing, testing stations, nucleus herds and AI stations envied all around the world were established. Naturally the three breeds identified by the committee went from strength to strength but for the rest began a long period of decline. In less than 15 years the number of breeds listed in the table above had been reduced by one third. Four of those breeds, The Cumberland, The Dorset Gold Tip, The Yorkshire Blue and White and the Lincolnshire Curly Coat were lost forever and two breeds the Essex and the Wessex Saddleback were amalgamated into a single breed the British Saddleback.

 

The Lincolnshire Curly Coat was the last pig breed to be lost in Britain

The Lincolnshire Curly Coat was the last
pig breed to be lost in Britain

 
 

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