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.
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