Large White are a breed of pig registered in England in 1981, ranking them as the top breed of their native country. Furthermore, it is easily the leading breed of the world if one considers that swine called Yorkshires in the United States and Canada are the direct descendants of the Large White. Virtually every country in the world that values swine has made importations of the Large White. The extent of importation seems to reflect the importance placed on swine production by the various countries.
The Large White has been registered since 1884, or since its establishment, in the National Pig Breeders' Association, 7 Rickmansworth Road, Watford Herts WD1 7HE, England.
- Briggs, Hilton M. (1983) International Pig Breed Encyclopedia. Elanco Animal Health