Lithuanian Native

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The Lithuanian Native is a breed of pig also known as the Vietines kiaules.

In recent years the Lithuanian native breed was found to be on the verge of extinction. At the end of 1994, remaining specimens were collected and the herd established at Lithuanian Institute of Animal Science. The resulting herd of approximately 160 pigs, including 30 sows and 9 boars, is a closed population with matings being made only to other individuals within the herd. This is done in order to preserve the genetic integrity of the breeding herd[2].


  2. Mason, I.L. (1996) A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp