Ba Xuyen Pigs

About Ba Xuyen PigsAbout Ba Xuyen Pigs

Ba Xuyen is a combination of French and Chinese swine from composites of the Craonnais, or Bo Xu. These mut hogs were imported around 1920, by French planters, and the Chinese pigs imported around 1900, by Chinese traders. The Ba Xuyen is primarily found in South Vietnam along the Mekong River delta. They have adapted well to the salty-water zones of that area. The Ba Xuyen has a high backfat thickness that is usually around 42 mm and it weighs nearly 100kg by 12 months of age. The Ba Zuyen also has a short body, medium-sized ears and small legs, with roughly similar proportion of black and white areas on the body. They have an average litter size of eight.