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Breeds of Livestock - Belarus Black Pied Swine

Breeds of Livestock - Belarus Black Pied Swine

Belarus Black Pied

Also Known By: Belorusskaya chernopestraya, Byelorussian Black Pied, White-Russian Black Pied, White-Russian Black Spotted and Buntes Bentheimer Schwein

The Belarus Black Pied is found in the region surrounding Minsk in Belarus. It has been around since the mid-1800's. It is a meat and lard breed which was developed from Large White, Large Black, Berkshire and Middle White crossed with local breeds. However the Belarus lost its popularity in the 1950 when lean meat had more demand. The sows can have up to 2 litters per year, having about 20-24 piglets. It is white with large light brown to black spots covering the face and back.


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Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Mitten, Mindi. "Domestic Pig Breeds - The Bentheim Black Pied Pig." Animal Corner. N.p., June 2004. Web. 21 July 2015.


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