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
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
Mangalitsa is a breed of pig grown especially in Hungary and the Balkans known as a curly-haired hog, descended directly from wild boar populations. With their abundant fat, these pigs were all the range a century ago.
The Gascon is a rare breed of domestic pig which has survived in the more mountainous and remote regions of France. In the Midi-Pyrénées region, the Gascon survives as probably the most ancient breed of pig in France. Continue reading
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
Pietrain, Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed. Continue reading