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MukotarnPigs, also known as the Rhodesian Indigenous or Zimbabwe Indigenousrnpigs, are primarily found in Zimbabwe,rnbut they also are found in Mozambique and Zambia. 

Mukotarnpigs are black, hardy in the tropics, resistant to disease and poor nutrition,rnand require little water (6 liters per week). They fall into two broad classes.rnOne is short and fat, with a short snout resembling that of the Chinese Lardrnpig. The other resembles the Windsnyer (Wind cutter) pigs, with long snout andrnrazorback.rnrnTheyrnare believed to have been introduced in the 17th century Europe and China tradernand are named after the Mukota region of northeastern Zimbabwe.

rnrnReproductionrnfollows an annual rhythm with peak farrowing in the early rainy seasonrn(October/November). Age at first litter ranges from 6 to 12 months, with meanrnlitter size between 6.5 and 7.5. Carcass yield is about 30% less than from thernexoticLarge White pig, but isrnconsidered tasty and sweet.

rnrnMukotarnpigs show moderate parasite tolerance and are less prone than importedrnvarieties to internal parasites within commercial agriculture.


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