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
Origin of the Domestic Pig: Independent domestication and subsequent Introgression
Not an easy read but covers the Meishan’s potential role in European and Polynesian breed development Genetics.org On-Line Site
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