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.
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 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.
BREEDS OF PIGS; Domestic Breeds; There are three main domestic breeds of pigs in the USA, which are the Duroc, Hampshire and the Yorkshire( also known as large white), while in Europe they favor breeds of pigs such as the Landrace, Largewhite as well as the previous mentioned breeds.