Native pig (Moo Lat) breeds in Lao PDR (Short Communication)

S. Keonouchanh, I. Egerszegi, J. Rátky, B. Bounthong, N. Manabe, Klaus Peter Brössow

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Abstract

Pig production continues to be an important livelihood activity in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) which base on traditional methods. However, it is increasingly affected by social and market pressures. More than 80 % of pig herds are native breeds and belong to smallholders with combined keeping systems. Based on a national field survey, the native pigs have been characterized and classified in four phenotypes. The native pig types and their local distribution are described. Most of them have short ears, black colour and potbelly. Their production performance, i.e. growth rates and daily weight gain is lower and the carcass fat considerably higher than that of exotic (i.e. in Lao terms  modern, intensiveÂ) breeds. However, they require lower inputs and have excellent adaptation traits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-606
Number of pages7
JournalArchives Animal Breeding
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2011

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Keywords

  • Lao native pigs (Moo Lat)
  • reproductive performance
  • smallholder system

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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Native pig (Moo Lat) breeds in Lao PDR (Short Communication). / Keonouchanh, S.; Egerszegi, I.; Rátky, J.; Bounthong, B.; Manabe, N.; Brössow, Klaus Peter.

In: Archives Animal Breeding, Vol. 54, No. 6, 10.10.2011, p. 600-606.

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Keonouchanh, S. ; Egerszegi, I. ; Rátky, J. ; Bounthong, B. ; Manabe, N. ; Brössow, Klaus Peter. / Native pig (Moo Lat) breeds in Lao PDR (Short Communication). In: Archives Animal Breeding. 2011 ; Vol. 54, No. 6. pp. 600-606.
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