Old-fashioned lard pig
breeds quickly fell out of favor, and pork began being advertised as "the other white meat." Hogs are making a comeback today, though, thanks to the increasing demand for pastured pork and the rising popularity of charcuterie, or cured meats.
Once renowned as a lard pig
, it has since carved out new niche markets.
convert more feed to fat than muscle, not a bad thing when you are looking to produce bacon that crisps up perfectly.
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.