Alentejano/ Alentejana

Native Name Porco Alentejano
Local Name Porco Preto

 

Origin and distribution

Origin  Alentejo
Regional focus Parte da Beira Baixa, parte do Ribatejo, Alentejo e serra Algarvia

 

Characteristic features

Milk yield
Colour plain black or grey
Ears prick (erect), directed forwards
Special

 

Population development

Year 1995 2011 2010 2013 2014
No. of breeding males 24 358 372 363 418
No. of breeding females 3000 4096 9639 5254 5974
Females registered in herd books 3000 4096 9639 5254 5974

 

Trait

♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø Hight at withers (cm) 160 120
Ø Weight (kg)

 

Performance

Use
Special performance Intra-muscular infiltration; To low energy intake (compensatory growth); Tend to support better the heat/cold
♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø number of litters/year
Ø litter size 1; 8; 14
Ø number of weaned piglets 1; 6; 10
Ø daily weight gain (gramm)
Ø feed conversion ratio

 

Marketing concept

fully market oriented towards international market, niche market is targeted.

 

Typical products

  • Hams
  • sausages
  • Carne de Porco Alentejano DOP
  • Presunto ou Paleta de Barrancos DOP
  • Presunto ou Paleta do Alentejo DOP
  • Presunto ou Paleta de Santana da Serra IGP
  • Presunto ou Paleta de Campo Maior e Elvas IGP
  • Enchidos de Portalegre IGP
  • Enchidos de Estremoz e Borba IGP
  • Linguiça do Baixo Alentejo IGP
  • Paio de Beja IGP

 

Famers Association

ACEPA – Agrupamento Complementar de Empresas do Porco Alentejano, A.C.E.

 

Purchase possibilities