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Belgians and genetics vol 2

April 28, 2019
By: René Creemers | Katrin Uurman

Another ‘bodybuilder’, the ‘Swarzenegger’ among the pigs is the ‘Piétrain’ pig.

This variety has a number of characteristics that are valued worldwide in pig production:
– Slaughter efficiency of 65%
– Carcass efficiency of 83%
– Extremely low fat content of 1.5%

Because of these qualities Piétrain bears are used worldwide as terminal sires in the pig farm.

Vlaamse Piétrain Fokkerij VZW
Vlaamse Piétrain Fokkerij VZW
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