Belarus Black Pied Pigs are bred in the region surrounding Minsk in the Republic of Belarus, Eastern Europe. They are a meat and lard breed which was developed from Large White, Large Black, Berkshire, and Middle White breeds crossed with various local breeds in the late 1800''s and in the 1920s.
They are known for their hardiness, adaptability and ability to forage for food in the wild. They are medium-sized, with a black and white color pattern and a broad snout. They are known for their meat which is considered to be more flavorful and tender than commercial breeds. The breed is also known to be efficient in converting feed into meat, which makes them good for smallholder farmers. The Belarus Black Pied pig is known for being hardy and able to survive in extreme weather conditions. They are disease resistant and have a high reproductive rate. They are also known to be docile and easy to handle, which makes them popular among farmers.