Nero Siciliano

Native Name Nero Siciliano
Local Name Nero dei Nebrodi – Nero delle Madonie – Nero dell’Etna – Nero ibleo

 

Origin and distribution

Origin Sicily Island – Italy
Regional focus Eastern Sicily (Messina, Catania, Enna provinces), Nebrodi Park area

 

Characteristic features

Milk yield
Colour Plain black
Ears Small, lop type, directed forwards
Special

 

Population development

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
No. of breeding males 1007 1329 1493 1803 2511
No. of breeding females 1988 2381 1985 2620 3681
Females registered in herd books 1988 2381 1985 2620 3681

 

Trait

♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø Hight at withers (cm) 60-65 60-65
Ø Weight (kg) 150 130

 

Performance

Special performance High resistance to diseases, and hardiness; sexually precocious
strong maternal instinct
♂ Males ♀ Females
Ø number of litters/year
Ø litter size (min;avg;max)
2; 7,8; 12
Ø number of weaned piglets 2; 7; 12
Ø daily weight gain (gramm)
Ø feed conversion ratio

 

Marketing concept

Fully market oriented, targets the national, regional and local market

 

Typical products

  • Fresh Nero Siciliano meat (PDO since 2005)
  • Salame Sant’Angelo di Brolo (PGI since 2008)
  • Prosciutto
  • Capocollo
  • Guanciale
  • Coppa

 

Famers Association

Consorzio di tutela “Suino Nero dei Nebrodi”

ANAS – Associazione Nazionale Allevatori Suini

www.anas.it

Purchase possibilities