Negre Mallorquí

Native Name Majorcan Black Pig
Local Name Porc Negre Mallorquí / Cerdo Negro Mallorquín

 

Origin and distribution

Origin Island of Mallorca
Regional focus South-East Mallorca (Manacor)

 

Characteristic features

Milk yield
Colour
Ears Large
Special Presence of tassels in neck base

 

Population development

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
No. of breeding males 82 73 68 54 63
No. of breeding females 1126 1043 957 847 867
Females registered in herd books 1126 1043 1237 1037 1055

 

Trait

♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø Hight at withers (cm) 70 69
Ø Weight (kg) 115 120

 

Performance

Special performance Quality of meat and fat; High High adaptation to the traditional extensive management
♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø number of litters/year
Ø litter size                       (min; avg; max)
5; 7; 9,5
Ø number of weaned piglets 3,65; 5; 8,35
Ø daily weight gain (gramm)
Ø feed conversion ratio

 

Marketing concept

Mixed market/subsistence orientation

Typical products

  • Local market Porcella: Purebreed piglet slaughtered at weaning, ageing less than 2 months
    and weighting less than 12 kg.
  • International and national Market: Sobrassada de Mallorca de Porc Negre” qualified as protected Geographical Indication (PGI) product since 1994. It is cured sausage made with ground pork meat, paprika, salt and other spices.

 

Famers Association

IRTA Animal Breeding Genetics

www.irta.cat

 

Purchase possibilities