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About Ba Xuyen PigsBa Xuyen

Ba Xuyen is a combination of French and Chinese swine from composites of the Craonnais, or Bo Xu. These mut hogs were imported around 1920, by French planters, and the Chinese pigs imported around 1900, by Chinese traders. The Ba Xuyen is primarily found in South Vietnam along the Mekong River delta. They have adapted well to the salty-water zones of that area. The Ba Xuyen has a high backfat thickness that is usually around 42 mm and it weighs nearly 100kg by 12 months of age. The Ba Zuyen also has a short body, medium-sized ears and small legs, with roughly similar proportion of black and white areas on the body. They have an average litter size of eight.

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About Babi Kampung PigsBabi Kampung

Babi Kampung, also known as "village pig," is a traditional breed of pig that is found in Indonesia. They are known for their hardiness and adaptability, as well as their ability to forage for food in the wild. Babi Kampung pigs have a black or dark brown coat, a large body, and a broad snout. They are known for their meat which is considered to be more flavorful and tender than commercial breeds. They are mostly raised by smallholder farmers and small-scale farmers, and the pig farming is considered to be a low-input and low-output system.

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About Bamaxiang  PigsBamaxiang

Source: FAO/National Commission of AnGR; Bama Guanxi Bamaxiang pigs, also known as Bama Black pigs, are an indigenous breed of domestic swine originating from the Bama Yao Autonomous County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. They are characterized by their distinctive black coloration, compact build, and hardy temperament.

Size: Bamaxiang pigs are considered medium-sized hogs, typically weighing between 180 and 230 kilograms (397 and 507 pounds) at maturity.

They have a compact and muscular build, with a slightly arched back and a deep chest. Their heads are medium in size, featuring erect ears and a slightly dished snout.

Their coats exhibit a solid black coloration, ranging from deep black to slightly grayish-black. This distinctive black c ...

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About Bantu PigsBantu

The Bantu is found in southern Africa, and is derived from early breeds of swine from Europe and Asia. Bantus are usually brown but can also be black and white with splotches of black spots.

They are known for their hardiness, adaptability and ability to forage for food in the wild. They are known for their meat which is considered to be more flavorful and tender than commercial breeds. They are mostly raised by smallholder farmers and small-scale farmers. Bantu pigs are well suited to the hot, humid climate of Africa and are resistant to many of the diseases that plague commercial pigs. They are also known to be hardy and able to survive with minimal inputs, which makes them well-suited for smallholder farmers and for use in mix ...

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About Basque PigsBasque

Basque pigs are a breed of swine from Basque Country, France. They are piebald, black and pink.

What is today called the Basque pig is one of several historical breeds or breed types kept by the Basque peoples, and it was consolidated under the name only in the 1920s. Though they were relatively common in the early 20th century, Basque pigs had nearly disappeared by 1981, with fewer than 100 breeding sows left.

Today, the breed is preserved by small farmers in France and Spain who are dedicated to traditional Basque foods. Basque pigs grow more slowly and develop more fat than modern breeds like the Large White, making them less suited to intensive commercial meat production, but ideal for the creat ...

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About Bazna PigsBazna

The Bazna is a pig originally from the Transylvania region of Romania, and they are in fact not vampires.

The Bazna pigs are black with a white belt, medium withers height and body structure, and typically weighing 125 to 135 kilograms by their first year. They are mainly bred for their lard and lean meat.

The Bazna dates back to 1872, when they were created from crossing the Berkshire and Mangalitsa pig breeds. The offspring from that cross inherited the best traits from the Mangalitsa with their superior productive traits. The resulting hybrids were quickly spread around the neighboring towns in Transylvania.

Over the next decade, Berk boars were imported from England and were used to improve the ...

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About Beijing Black PigsBeijing Black

This breed is found throughout China. They are a meat breed usually black with some white markings. The breed originated in 1962, by crossing Berkshire and Large White breeds with local breeds including Dingxian, Shenxian and Zhouxian.

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About Belarus Black Pied PigsBelarus Black Pied

Belarus Black Pied Pigs are bred in the region surrounding Minsk in the Republic of Belarus, Eastern Europe. They are a meat and lard breed which was developed from Large White, Large Black, Berkshire, and Middle White breeds crossed with various local breeds in the late 1800''''s and in the 1920s.

They are known for their hardiness, adaptability and ability to forage for food in the wild. They are medium-sized, with a black and white color pattern and a broad snout. They are known for their meat which is considered to be more flavorful and tender than commercial breeds. The breed is also known to be efficient in converting feed into meat, which makes them good for smallholder farmers. The Belarus Black Pied pig is known for bei ...

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About Belgian Landrace PigsBelgian Landrace

The Belgian Landrace is a muscular white swine with heavy droopy ears. They are known as the butchers pig, primarily because they are the most commonly used breed for the consumer market. The Belgian Landrace can be described as a very practical type of pig with good fertility, sound body mechanics, and good maternal instincts, and plenty of milk for their piglets.

The Belgian Landrace has met the demands of producing top quality pork for the consumer marketplace. The breed has also sparked interest from other countries with similar goals in crossbred swine production.

The Belgian Landrace breeds development began in the late 1920s, with the native Landrace type, which sought to improve their short, fat, and ...

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About Bengali Brown Shannaj PigsBengali Brown Shannaj

Bengali Brown Shannaj pig is a traditional breed of pig that is native to the region of Bengal, India. They are known for their hardiness, adaptability and ability to forage for food in the wild. Bengali Brown Shannaj pigs have a brown coat, a large body, and a broad snout. They are known for their meat which is considered to be more flavorful and tender than commercial breeds. The breed is also known to be efficient in converting feed into meat, which makes them good for smallholder farmers and low input systems. They are known to be resistant to many of the diseases that plague commercial pigs and well suited to the hot, humid climate of India and Bangladesh. The breed is also known to be docile and easy to handle, which makes them popula ...

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About Bentheim Black Pied PigsBentheim Black Pied

Originating in the Grafschaft Bentheim area of northern Germany, the Bentheim Black Pied Pig is also known as the Bunts Bentheimer Schwein, which is a mid-sized breed that is lop-eared with white with black spots with grey rings. Their best traits are that they are hardy and long-lived, with high fertility rates. They have an average of 9.2 pigs per litter. Boars average 75 cm height and 250 kg weight and sows average 70 cm height, 180 kg weight.

In Bentheim Germany, in the beginning of the 20th century, the pig breeds consisted of a large number of colored swine. That are crosses of Berkshire and Cornwall breeds. The Bentheim became nearly extinct in the 1950s and is now considered a rare breed with only 100 registered ...

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About Berkshire PigsBerkshire

Berkshire are a small black pig with prick ears, white socks, white tip to tail and flash on their face.

During the 19th Berkshire pigs became very popular. Berkshire were soon exported to the USA. This trend continued throughout the century and by the end of the 19th century, herds were also established in Australia and New Zealand. Up until the first half of the 20th century, the breed grew in popularity. However, as with all colored pig breeds, the Berkshire suffered a serious decline in popularity following World War II when the demand for leaner bacon from white-skinned pigs increased.

Since then a number of breeders have developed their own specialized markets for Berkshire pig meat and Berkshire breedin ...

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About Bisaro PigsBisaro

Bisaro pigs are commonly found in Portugal. They are black to an almost white, pink color and have a convex dorsal line. They grow to be up to 95cm in height and weight around 87kg.

They were classified by J.F. Macedo Pinto in the nineteenth century as Bizaro Type 1, or Celtic. He believed that they are a variation of Celtic pig from Gaul.

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About Black Canarian PigsBlack Canarian

The Black Canary Pig is a black pig from the Canary Islands.  Its meat is considered a premium meat and can be sold as gourmet meat in the USA, Brazil, India, Europe, and China. 

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About Black Slavonian PigsBlack Slavonian

The Black Salvonian is a nearly-extinct Croatian pig bred for their meat. At the end of 19th and beginning of the 20th century they were developed by the crossing of Mangulica, Berkshire, and Poland China pig breeds. Due to the small litters that the sows have, they are not popular with breeders and they today there are less than 200 in the world.

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About Breitovo PigsBreitovo

Breitovo pigs are a general purpose swine from Russia. They were bred in the Yaroslavl region as a result of crossing local pigs with Danish landrace, large white and medium white breeds of pigs. They became widespread in the north-west of Russia, in the Volga region, and in the Urals. They were taken out against a background of voluminous feeding with a large quantity of potatoes.

They are predominantly white, but some have darker skins. They have great fertility strong constitution, and are large. Adult boars average 310-330 kg, sows 220-240 kg. Their head is of medium length with a noticeable curve of the profile, but not pug-shaped. Their ears are long and drooping. Their neck is of medium length, broad, and muscular. Th ...

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About British Landrace PigsBritish Landrace

The first Landrace pigs were imported into Britain from Sweden in 1949. In 1950, the British Landrace Pig Society was formed to create a herd book for the first offspring born and very soon an evaluation scheme was created. The first pig testing scheme was for daily gain and fat depths, a testing station was built at Stockton-on-Forest, York. This was one of the first examples of pig testing in the UK.

Starting in 1953, more Landrace pigs were imported into Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. A few years later in 1978, the British Landrace Pig Society joined forces with NPBA and became the British Pig Association.

The popularity of the British Landrace breed has expanded rapidly since the ...

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About British Lop PigsBritish Lop

The British Lop Pig is a descendent of the lop-eared white pigs that lived in the southwest English farmyards for centuries.

The breed society was formed in 1920 under the name of the National Long White Lop- Eared Pig Society. The name was changed to the British Lop Pig Society in the 1960s.

As with most of the other rare breeds the decision in the 1950s to concentrate pig production on just three breeds (Landrace, Large White, and the Welsh) was disastrous for the British Lop. Numbers dropped and coupled with the breed’s relative confinement to the south west. The Lop became very rare and still is today, but there are now herds throughout the UK. 

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About British Saddleback PigsBritish Saddleback

British Saddleback pigs are a breed of domestic pig created in the 20th century from the cross-breeding of Essex and Wessex Saddleback breeds.

In the 20th century Lord Western, while travelling in Italy, saw some Neapolitan pigs and decided thatthey were just what he needed to improve the breed of Essex pigs. He bought a pair of Neapolitan boars and crossed them with Essex sows. One Lord Westerns tenants named Fisher Hobbs of Boxted Lodge then used the Neapolitan-Essex boars and crossed them with his coarse Essex sows and in process established the Improved Essex breed.

British Saddleback pigs have a black head and neck, as well as a clearly defined belt of white extending over the shoulders and continuing ...

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About Bulgarian White PigsBulgarian White

In the early 1960s, the Bulgarian government wanted to improve the meat yield of the countrys Bulgarian White stock. They did so by importing 3,000 pedigree breeding stock of the Landras and Large White varieties from the USSR, Sweden, and Poland. These important pigs were given out to the pig farmers in the country, along with ten state farms, in order to crossbreed them with local Bulgarian White stock. The result today is the Bulgarian White pig.

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