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MorarnRomagnola Pigs are fromEmilia-Romagna, inrnnorthern Italy. 

rnrnIn the early 20th century therernwere several similar but distinct regional sub-types of Romagnolo pigs,rnincluding the Forlivese from the area o Forli, the Faentina from the area of Faenzaand the Riminese or Mora Riminese from thernarea of Rimini. From the beginning of the century all of these types began tornbe crossed with British Yorkshire pigs, which were first imported to the arearnin 1886. First-generation crosses preserved the some of the meat quality of thernlocal breeds, but grew much faster. By 1927 they was recognized thatrnindiscriminate cross-breeding beyond the first generation lead to therndisappearance of the local stock, and in 1941 selective breeding of Romagnolornpigs began; in 1942 the breed was named Mora Romagnola.

rnrnrnrnIn 1918 there were 335,000rnRomagnolo pigs in Italy. The population declined rapidly both before and afterrntheSecond World War, falling torn22,000 in 1950 and to a low of 12, all in one farm, in the early 1990s. At thatrnpoint the Italian World Wildlife Fund, the Università degli Studi di Torino, andrnother institutions launched a recovery project, and numbers have sincernincreased.

rnrnA herdbook was established inrn2001 and is kept by the Associazione Nazionale Allevatori Suini, the Italianrnnational association of pig breeders. The conservation status of the MorarnRomagnola was listed as "critical" by theFAOinrn2007.  At the end of 2012 a population ofrn1063 was reported. 

rnrnThe breed remains at risk fromrncrossing with ItalianDuroc pigs;rnfirst-generation hybrids are difficult to distinguish from pure-bred stock. 


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