lard pig

lard pig

n
(Breeds) a large type of pig used principally for lard
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Once renowned as a lard pig, it has since carved out new niche markets.
Lard pigs produced high concentrations of fat that was rendered for cooking and the production of lubricants, soap, lamp oil, cosmetics, explosives and myriad other industrial products.
The downward sliding market for lard caused demand for lard pigs to collapse in the 1950s and 1960s, so breeders began selecting for leaner hogs.