The Pietrain Pietrain, Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed. The exact origin is unknown but the local breed was "brought to the fore" during the difficult period of the pork market in 1950-51. The breed became popular in its native country and was exported to other countries, especially Germany.
The Pietrain breed is one of the most muscular in the world
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Pietrain pig – originating in the village of Pietrain, Belgium. The breed became popular in its native country and was exported to other countries, especially Germany. The breed is of medium size and is white with black spots. Around the black spots there are characteristic rings of light pigmentation that carries white hair. This, coupled with the fact that the black hair is not as deeply pigmented as on black breeds, or the black spots on some spotted breeds, leaves them with less than…
BELGIAN LANDRACE PIGS It comes from the dutch Landrace breed with local french breeds and the Pietrain breed, to get an animal with a great conformation, more than anything for the tenderloin and serrano hams. It's adaptation to the environment isn't very good as it doesn't react well to environmental changes. This race is usually used as the paternal line in cross-breeding.