Cinta Senese Pigs
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It is a realrnbreed with a long history. It originated in the Siena area precisely aroundrnMonteriggioni, Sovicille and Poggibonsi, where until few decades ago aboutrn20.000 were bred, and the same number lived in the provinces nearby. It datesrnback to 1300 as it is seen in frescoes representing such pigs with a white beltrnlike in present day Cinta pigs. These animals are rustic, excellent at grazing,rnwith good motherly care and breast feeding. Males can reach over kg 150 at thernage of one year and females kg 140. Remarkable fat deposit particularly on thernback, this breed is free from any defects like PSS, PSE and sour meat.rnParticularly suitable to grazing, quite frugal.

rnrnThe color isrnblack or slate grey with a white belt covering the withers, the shoulders andrnthe lower limbs. The muzzle profile is long and straight, as it is usuallyrnfound in tardy breeds.


rnMedium-size (160-180 kg for sows and 200 kg for boars during reproduction).
rnQuite long solid limbs, typical of good walkers. Medium sized ears, slightlyrnleaning and forward.

rnrnrnContent and photornsource; Agraria.org.rnrn

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