The Banza pig’s origin is traced to Romania 1872. It is found in the Transylvania region birth place of Dracula legend. The breed is predominantly a cross between Mangalitsa and Berkshire pig.
Basque pig details
The highly mobile Banza pig has pigmented skin, un-pigmented hair. The Berk breed color is black white belted shoulders. The 30cm belt is characteristic of both black and white breeds. The tips of tail and snout are also white.
It is slightly curly, smooth and moderately dense hair and skin. It features a concave profile, medium head and ears. The neck is strongly attached, deep, wide and short.
The truck is roundish, deep and wide. The pig is well-built withers and long rump. Fully matured pigs have body length of 140 cm, 76 cm height with an average weigh of 210kg.
Features and Charateristics of Banza Pig
• Pig has pigmented skin
• un-pigmented hair
• Color is black white belted shoulders
• Tips of tail and snout are also white.
• Slightly curly, smooth
• Moderately dense hair and skin
• Medium sized head and ears
• Neck is strongly attached, deep, wide and short.
• Truck is roundish, deep and wide
• well-built withers and long rump
• Body length of 140 cm, 76 cm height
• Average weigh of 210kg.
The animal is commercially viable and raised in intensive or semi-intensive production. The Banza pig eats a variety of food. Common food are food waste, pasture, roots, corn and potatoes. Other food sources are rough fodders, turnips.
• Food waste
• Rough fodders
The sows has 12 udder nipples and produce average of 8-9 piglets. The piglets attain 15kg in 2 months while 3 week litter weigh 40kg. They reach full maturity in 3 years but reach reproductive age in one year. Early fattened pigs are ready for slaughter when they reach 110kg.