Mangalica - An indigenous swine breed from Hungary (review)

I. Egerszegi, J. Rátky, L. Solti, Klaus Peter Brüssow

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Abstract

Nowadays there is an increased demand to preserve the biological diversity in wild and farm animals. In this paper the history, utilisation and reproductive performance of the endangered native Hungarian swine breed Mangalica are reviewed. This fat-type race was the most typical since the middle of the nineteenth century. However. Mangalica nearly disappeared in the 1970-ies due to changing dietary habits and breeding of modern industrial pig breeds. The valuable characteristics of Mangalica, like resistance and excellent adaptability to extreme housing conditions, motherliness and delicious meat taste are recognised anew.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-256
Number of pages12
JournalArchiv fur Tierzucht
Volume46
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Keywords

  • Mangalica
  • Pig
  • Reproduction
  • Utilisation

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Mangalica - An indigenous swine breed from Hungary (review). / Egerszegi, I.; Rátky, J.; Solti, L.; Brüssow, Klaus Peter.

In: Archiv fur Tierzucht, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2003, p. 245-256.

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