Chester White

(Swine)

Origin of breed:

Originated in Chester County, Pennsylvania and thereby got its breed name.

Characteristics of breed:

-Mostly white

-Their strengthens are mothering abilities, durability, and soundness.

-Chester whites are important to the swine production due to there many traits.

- Their pale color leaves them prone to sunburn.

- The most durable among the white breeds

Main Use:

In the Untied States, from the mid-1900's some were salted and smoked pork (bacon, ham, sausages, salt pork etc.) was a regular feature of just about any meal, and lard was the cooking fat and shortening of choice. For example bacon.