Category Archives: PIG BREEDS

BRITISH PIG BREEDS

The most popular pig breed in use in England is the Duroc, Landrace or Large White, because of their shape, leanness and ease of keeping. But there are a large variety of farmers now keeping more traditional breeds which are now becoming more popular and thus their products are too. Continue reading

The Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain on the issue of African swine fever control

In view of the wide spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Russia including its spread in wild fauna as well as taking into account Spanish Veterinary Service’s significant experience of the disease control during 1960-1995, the Rosselkhoznadzor applied to the General Directorate of Agricultural Production Hygiene of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment with a request to hold a videoconference in order to share experience in the field of development and implementation of measures aimed at prevention of the infection spread including its spread in wild boars. Continue reading

THE BLACK IBERIAN PIG

The Black Iberian Pig, also known in Portugal as Alentejano Pig, is a breed, Mediterraneus, of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) that is indigenous to the Mediterranean area. The Iberian pig, whose unique origin can be traced back to ancient times, is found in herds clustered in the central and southern territory of the Iberian Peninsula. Continue reading