The column headed bacon and hams indicates clearly enough that the imports of fresh meat did not displace those of preserved pig meat, for the latter expanded from 4,715,000 cwt.
- Average Values of Fresh Meat, Bacon and Hams imported into the United Kingdom, 1891-1905 - per Cwt.
Swine, which are reared in great numbers in the plains, yield the famous Westphalian hams; and the rearing of cattle and goats is important.
The islets are usually styled hams and the isolated rocks skerries.
Central Germany (especially Gotha and Brunswick) exports sausages and hams largely, as well as Westphalia, but here again considerable importation takes place from other countries.
It has a moderately short head with heavy jowl, a deep, compact carcase, and wide, low and well-developed hind-quarters, with heavy hams. The skin carries an abundance of fine hair.
Its acorn-fed swine are celebrated throughout Spain for their hams and bacon, and large herds of sheep and goats thrive where the pasture is too meagre for cattle.
The production of wool was 300,000,000 lb, as in the grease; tallow, 493,000 cwt.; butter, 500,000 cwt.; cheese, 42,000 cwt.; and bacon and hams, 110,000 cwt.
Game and trout are plentiful; milk, butter, hams, hides and wool are exported, principally to France.
They also afford feeding-ground for large herds of swine, and the hams and sausages of the Abruzzi enjoy a high reputation.
"Bayonne hams" and other table delicacies are prepared at Orthez.
It is a seat of silk and cotton industries, and has a large trade in Westphalian hams and sausages.
There is also a brisk trade in agricultural produce, hams, sausages, coal, wine, leather good and hops.
The pork and hams of Estremadura are famous; goats milk and cheese are important articles of diet.