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.
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.
Pietrain Origin: Belgium. Pietrain village. Type: Meat. Flavor: Very lean meat. Size: Medium toLarge. Color: White with Black or Gray Spots. Temperament: No reliable information can be found. Notes: Unique double-muscling, but the gene that causes this excessive muscle production also make the Pietrain susceptible to many health problems, most notably Porcine Stress Syndrome (causes sudden death with stress).
The author lists them as Gloucester Old Spots, but they look more like the Pietrain breed to me. Either way, they are lovely! Photo credit: evilnick / Foter / CC BY-NC
The Pietrain breed is one of the most muscular in the world
The Pietrain Pig breed, of Belgium, the village from which the breed takes its name, was the birthplace of the breed, yet he exact origin is unknown. 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. The breed is commonly referred to as being of "piebald" markings. The ears are carried erect.
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Grand champion hampshire hog. This hog is amazing I have never seen a better gilt like this one she is shaved just perfectly awesome muscles