We have a very nice selection of durocs here at BMS.
Currently, we have a great producing sow strait from Shipley Swine Genetics and one on the way, who is sired by Texas Stud and bred to Ice.
We are very excited to be able to bring her to to our farm and offer these piglets for 2013 County Fairs.
History of the Duroc:
It is a heritage pig that forms the basis for many mixed-breed commercial hogs.
Duroc pigs are red, large framed, medium length, and muscular with droopy ears. They tend to be one of the least aggressive of all the swine breeds.
In 1812, early red colored pigs were bred in New York and New Jersey. They were quite large in size. Some of the characteristics of the Durocs from the beginning, have included large litters and the ability to grow quickly. The foundation that formed today's "Duroc" was comprised of Red Durocs from New York and Jersey Reds from New Jersey.
Its succulence and heavy muscling makes it very suitable for anything from light pork to heavy hog production. They have an excellent rate of gain and their meat is also said to be the Prime Rib of pork.
Below is a photo of some of our babies and Hershey.