The Canadian Duroc
Since its introduction into Canada at the turn of the century,
the Duroc has become one of the country's most popular breeds.
The Duroc, a solid red, meat type animal, is noted for its carcass characteristics and feed efficiency. Strong feet and legs make the Duroc and excellent choice for rugged commercial feeding conditions. This breed is also noted for large litters, a charactistic retained even when used in a crossbreeding program.
Canadian Durocs are commonly used as a terminal sire in crossbreeding programs, as well as the third breed in rotational breeding situations.
The Canadian Duroc Trends for Backfat and Age