Basque

Native Name PIE NOIR DU PAYS BASQUE
Local Name Kintoa, Porc Basque

 

Origin and distribution

Origin Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, France
Regional focus 99% in Pyrénées- Atlantiques (South Western France)

 

Characteristic features

Milk yield
Colour Black and white; black head and hindquarters
Ears Droopy type, projected forwards
Special

 

Population development

Year 1980 1996 2000 2010 2015
No. of breeding males 5 25 58 71 50
No. of breeding females 50 115 308 495 408
Females registered in herd books / 115 308 495 408

 

Trait

♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø Hight at withers (cm) 78 75
Ø Weight (kg)

 

Performance

Use Outdoor breeding
Special performance Intramuscular fat content, fatty acid composition adapted to dry products; Regarding health and immune traits, less affected by the environment than LW (Merlot 2012)
♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø number of litters/year
Ø litter size                        (min, avg, max)
0; 7,7; 14
Ø number of weaned piglets 0; 6,3; 11
Ø daily weight gain (gramm)
Ø feed conversion ratio

 

Marketing concept

Fully market oriented, targeted international, national, local markets

 

Typical products

  • Most important: dry ham
  • Secondary niche products: dry sausage, fresh and dry loin

 

Famers Association

Filière Porc Basque Kintoa

porcbasque.fr

 

Purchase possibilities