Story: Pigs and the pork industry

Captain Cooker

Captain Cooker

Introduced to New Zealand by Captain James Cook, Captain Cooker pigs were derived from English breeds, and have subsequently formed most of the country’s wild pig population.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Pigs and the pork industry - Early farming and feral breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15426/captain-cooker (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008