Suidae

Morphology

Weight
approx. 200 kg
Height
80 cm at withers
Length

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Suidae
Sus scrofa domestica

Order : artiodactyla.

This very lively and alert Iberian breed of pig is accustomed to foraging for its food in the wild. It is white with black marks of varying sizes. There are two black patches, one on the head and the other on the rump. Its body is stout, broad and supported by long and strong limbs.
 

DIET

The Limousin pig is usually bred in chestnut and oak groves as it has limited food requirements.
 

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

A sow can give birth to 10 piglets per litter.
 

NUMBERS - DISTRIBUTION

Once best known as ‘Saint-Yrieix pig’, the Limousin pig has occupied the western Massif Central for several centuries. Two varieties were identified in 1850, a small, chubby variety with semi-erect ears, and a tall, slightly thinner variety with horizontal ears. These two varieties merged in the 1900s.
In 2013, the number of sows was estimated at 123 from 23 breeders.
 

DID YOU KNOW ?

The Limousin pig is also called "black-bottomed".