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Duroc Pig Breed: Origin, Characteristics, and More

Duroc Pig Breed: Origin, Characteristics, and More

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Although it is not well known by consumers, this Duroc breed of excellent “pigs” is present in many of the sausages and hams that we consume regularly, even in high-quality products with a designation of origin such as hams from Teruel, from Huelva, or Guijuelo, among others. A few days ago I received abundant information about it from Ignacio de Loyola Clemente López, a researcher at the Department of Genetics of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Córdoba, clarifying many of the gaps that he had in this regard. This Duroc or Duroc-Jersey breed is not a new breed. It is a breed that arises from the fusion of Old Duroc and Red Jersey in the 19th century, in the USA. In turn, these two founding breeds include pigs of very different origins, there is talk of Europe...