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.
by Heath Putnam who originally imported Mangalitsa Pigs to the U.S.
Ag research magazine Online article (Nov 2002) on Meishan Pigs
Please note a number of inaccuracies have been noted on this site when reviewed with original researchers at Iowa State
Meishan Pork in Japan is a highly prized food. Translation available at Google
From one of our member breeders and co-founder of the A.M.B.A.
Another Meishan related blog post by Heath Putnam
A recap of the USDA research on the Meishan Breed
Not an easy read but covers the Meishans potential role in European and Polynesian breed development Genetics.org On-Line Site
A general reference to the various strains of Taihu Pigs
Animal Genetics Training Resource, International Livestock Research Institute, Swedish University of Agricultural Science,
A study on several domestic hog breeds where Meishan genetics were used as an unrelated control group
Principal Investigator Dr Allison Martin
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