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Belarus Black Pied

The Belarus Black Pied, also known as the Byelorussian Black Pied, the White-Russian Black Pied, and the Spotted Black Pied, is a breed of domestic pig from Belarus. It was originally crossbred in Minsk in the late 19th century from the breeding of Large White, Large Black, Berkshire, and Middle White pigs with native Belarus pigs. However the Belarus lost its popularity in the 1950 when lean meat had more demand. The Belarus Black Pied wasn't recognized as a separate breed group until 1957 and not as an individual breed until 1976.

Usually, male Belarus Black Pied pigs are heavier than the sows, with an average weight of 665 lbs, whereas the female pigs weigh approximately 530 lbs. Belarus Black Pied pigs have a white body, large parts of which are covered by black spots. They have a straight head, with medium sized, hanging ears. The Belarus Black Pied pig have a deep and wide body structure and the back part of their body is wide and straight. Belarus Black Pied Pigs have a somewhat fast growth rate, they attain the weight of 220 lbs (100 kg) within six months of their birth. Belarus Black Pied pigs are adaptable to all types of weather, and show great resilience to environmental factors, and to disease in general.

Belarus Black Pied sows can have up to two litters a year, with ten to twelve piglets in each.

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