| Share

Beltsville swine

Beltsville swine, two breeds of swine developed at the agricultural research center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md. The breeds are designated Beltsville No. 1 and Beltsville No. 2. Beltsville No. 1 was developed by crossing Danish Landrace and Poland China swine. It is black in color with uniformly distributed white markings. Beltsville No. 2 was developed from crosses using Danish Yorkshire, Duroc, Landrace, and Hampshire breeds. Its color is solid red with a white underline and occasional black spotting; its length is about the same as that of a Yorkshire.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Beltsville swine from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Agriculture: Animals

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring