"Five percent of all highly endangered
breeds disappear from the face of the Earth annually--
that comes to an average of
more than one a week."
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75% of European food product diversity
has been lost since 1900
93% of American
food product diversity
has been lost in the same time period
of livestock varieties have
disappeared or are near disappearing
Today, the Mulefoot
is the rarest of American swine breeds.The most distinctive feature of the American Mulefoot hog is the solid hoof which resembles
that of a mule. The Mulefoot is a large docile, black hog with sows weighing 250-400 pounds, boars 350-600 pounds. The
American Mulefoot has a documented population with a breed standard and a long history of agricultural use. This breed
is unique to the United States and is critically rare. Recent events, however, have led to more optimism regarding its survival.
Animals favored by modern agribusiness aren’t those happy creatures featured in children’s
books. They’re bred to emphasize marketable features: cows that deliver rivers of milk, for example, and pigs that produce
uniformly large, low-fat pork chops. Other characteristics, such as resistance to disease or tolerance for heat, have been
downplayed, because farmers can compensate with advanced care techniques and medicine. "Through better animal health,
through better medicine and better control of the environment, we in a way obviated the need to breed these animals for hardiness
in resisting negative environmental influences, including disease,". "We have created a very delicate animal."
The Mulefoot Pig and other heritage breeds thrive and are a hardy breed. Unlike the commercial
breeds of today. They do not fit the description of "delicate", thus are perfect as a farm addition.
The Mulefoot hog population is classified as Critical by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (fewer than 200 in
annual registration). However its outlook is improving. It is now being raised by breeders across the United States. American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. ALBC
Advance reservations accepted by most breeders!
Send in reservation form to the breeder closest to you, they will confirm availability promptly.
If you DO NOT receive one of these two forms you are purchasing NON-REGISTERED stock.
The AMHA is not held liable nor required to issue a registration for a pig that the previous owner/member/seller did
not choose to register prior to sale.
Buyers please assure you simply receive one of the two forms for registered pigs:
registration or a registration application
(filled out and signed by seller) that you may mail into AMHA.
We are no longer have an open herd book.
All offspring must have registered parents.
All adults must be registered.
Members now can pay their yearly dues
as well as registration and transfer fees via Pay Pal
online to email address:
ALWAYS state clearly in the note area of pay pal,
what payment is for and add your complete name and address.
We print out payment information and add this to your file.
MEMBERS NOTE: Breeders may request
a "certification of mulefoot pork" form you may fill out and simply give to purchsers if you like. Further suggestions will
Enjoy the video below courtesy of : SAM NIELSEN.
any time. This video was created as a project for the Intro to Ag class
in Central City. Each student made a video on a different breed of swine.
"GREAT job Sam!" -Mark Dibert