Saving Genetic Resources of Native Pigs in Occidental and Oriental Countries — Practical Examples of the Characterization and Utilization of Native Pigs in Hungary and Laos

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Abstract

Worldwide, only a few "fatty" pig breeds exist with different and/or regional utilization. Using the Hungarian Mangalica, which almost went extinct in Europe and the Lao Moo Lat pig, which still has a large population in South-East Asia as exemples, we wanted to demonstrate that indigenous (fatty) pig breeds may represent both national value and tremendous economic potential. Since these less prolific and less productive breeds cannot contribute to mass production, new market roles and methods should be established for them in the premium segment of pork trading. Thus their preservation and propagation needs the comprehensive collaboration of commercial, governmental actors and researchers. Briefly summarizing the history, we report the current results of reproductive physiology research. The commercial renaissance of Mangalica pigs is indebted to the enthusiastic efforts of basic scientists, pig breeding experts and dedicated Mangalica producers. Scientific achievements were applied to practical breeding and production of delicious pork and processed products, which ultimately made the economic success in the Mangalica sector possible. Both, research on and utilization of endangered (pig) breeds maintain not only breed diversities, but also may improve the livelihood of farmers worldwide.

Journal

  • Journal of Reproduction and Development

    Journal of Reproduction and Development 59(5), 437-441, 2013

    THE SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003381849
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10936678
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-8818
  • NDL Article ID
    024943028
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-H305
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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