Bulgarian White

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Bulgarian White
Conservation status Least concern
Country of origin Bulgaria
Traits
  • Pig
  • Sus scrofa domesticus

The Bulgarian White is a breed of domestic pig from Bulgaria. It was originally created through a grading up breeding process that involved breeding Large Whites and Edelschwein lines with native Bulgarian pigs in the early twentieth century.[1][2]

History[edit]

In the early 1960s, the Bulgarian government wanted to improve the meat yield of the country's Bulgarian White stock. They did so by importing "3,000 pedigree breeding stock of the Landras and Large White varieties...from the USSR, Sweden, and Poland." These important pigs were given out to the pig farmers in the country, along with ten state farms, in order to crossbreed them with local Bulgarian White stock.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porter, Valerie; Mason, Ian Lauder (2002). Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types, and varieties. CAB International. p. 216. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Porter, Valerie (1993). Pigs: a handbook to the breeds of the world. Comstock Pub. Associates. p. 156. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pork and Bacon". Bulgaria Today. Sofia Press Agency. 11: 45. 1962. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 

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