Meishan Pig Links

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Click on the links below to Tap into web resources associated with the Meishan Pig Breed

YouTube video on Chinese Meishans (in Chinese).

If you are aware of a resource to provide translation please contact us.

Wooly Pigs Blog  discussing Meishan pigs

by Heath Putnam who originally imported Mangalitsa Pigs to the U.S.

Ag research magazine Online article (Nov 2002) on Meishan Pigs

Oklahoma State Website on the Meishan breed

Please note a number of inaccuracies have been noted on this site when reviewed with original researchers at Iowa State

The Meishanton Blog from Japan

Meishan Pork in Japan is a highly prized food. Translation available at Google

The saving of the University of Illinois and USDA Meishan research herds

From one of our member breeders and co-founder of the A.M.B.A.

Wooly Pigs Blog on Darwin on Pigs

Another Meishan related blog post by Heath Putnam

USDA On-Line Article on Meishan research

A recap of the USDA research on the Meishan Breed

Orign of the Domestic Pig: Independent domestication and subsequent Introgression

                       Not an easy read but covers the Meishans potential role in European and Polynesian breed development Genetics.org On-Line Site

The Taihu Pig,

A general reference to the various strains of Taihu Pigs

Animal Genetics Training Resource, International Livestock Research Institute, Swedish University of Agricultural Science,

SARE Study Saving Endangered Hog Breeds Study LS11-246

A study on several domestic hog breeds where Meishan genetics were used as an unrelated control group

Principal Investigator Dr Allison Martin

Inbreeding in Swine

An excellent article to introduce breeders to the concepts of coefficients of inbreeding, detrimental impacts of inbreeding, use of line breeding and heterosis (hybrid vigor). All issues , challenges and techniques applicable to the US Meishan herd