Dr. Joseph E. Brethour

A pioneer breeder of Yorkshire hogs, who made a genuine contribution to the development of the bacon hog in Canada.

Mr. Brethour was among the first to recognize that future trends in Canada were destined to be away from the fat hog. Thus, he set about to develop hogs of a type which were relatively high in lean meat. While his original stock was imported from Great Britain, he made his greatest contribution to the Swine industry by careful mating based on judicious selection of Canadian bred pigs.

During the latter years of the last century he exhibited at many of the leading shows in the United States and in so doing, developed a fine reputation for Oak Lodge Yorkshires. In 1930, he received an award from the province of Ontario for distinctive services to Canadian agriculture.

Nominated By:
  • Canadian Swine Breeders’ Association