Appointed To LBHA Board
The Large Black Hog Association is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kelly Luzier as a board member. Kelly resides in Hustontown, with her husband, Duane Luzier, at Fur Immer Farm raising registered heritage breed large black hogs and Black Java chickens, along with rare dual purpose KGBA registered kinder goats.
The Large Black Hog Association (LBHA) is the premier registry and support association for Large Black Hogs in the United States. It is a nonprofit association, managed by a group of dedicated volunteers, owners and breeders of this wonderful heritage hog.
In 1973 the Large Black Hog was placed on the “critically endangered” livestock list, according to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. As of 2008, there were only 300 breeding pairs in the United States. The recovery of the breed in the United States is directly due to the efforts of LBHA members.
What is so special about the Large Black Hogs?
Perhaps the most important thing about Large Blacks is their pedigree. They are “heritage” hogs, retaining the traits of their ancestors that lived on the pastures and woods of England in the 16th and 17th centuries. They are hardy animals able to handle the cold and heat, effectively converting pasture and goodies found in your woods into nutrition. Great mothering ability, good- sized litters and longevity are some of their traits. Despite their large siz,e they are well known as being very docile hogs. Their dark coloring makes them more resistant to sunburn. Large Black Hog pork might be the best available – micro-marbled and deliciously Old World flavored.
Learn more about this wonderful breed at www.largeblackhogassociatio n.org.