Domestic pig


Domestic pig (Sus scrofa f. dom.)

German saddleback

In the beginning of the 20th century the saddlebag was very popular due to its robustness, good feed utilization and mothering abilities. From the 1950s onwards consumers demanded lean meat and the livestock declined rapidly.


Category: Mammal

Size: ♂ 350 kg; ♀ 300 kg

gestation period: approx 115 days

feed: green fodder, vegetables, cereals, silage

Power: high meat quality; 11 piglets / litter

Danger: extremely endangered