Gascon

Native Name Porc Gascon
Local Name Noir de Bigorre

 

Origin and distribution

Origin Midi-pyrenees region
Regional focus

 

Characteristic features

Milk yield
Colour plain black
Ears semi lop ears which are oriented forwards
Special

 

Population development

Year 1980 1996 2000 2010 2015
No. of breeding males 3 13 70 126 150
No. of breeding females 34 71 401 1025 1310
Females registered in herd books 34 71 401 1025 1310

 

Trait

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

 

Performance

Use
Special performance Intramuscular fat content, fatty acid composition; adapted to dry products, Adapted to outdoor breeding
♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø number of litters/year
Ø litter size                   (min; avg; max)
1; 8,1; 16
Ø number of weaned piglets 0; 7,3; 14
Ø daily weight gain (gramm)
Ø feed conversion ratio

 

Marketing concept

fully market oriented, international, national, local

 

Typical products

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

 

Famers Association

Association des éleveurs de porcs gascons des Hautes Pyrénées

 

Purchase possibilities