North Siberian Pigs are a
medium sized general purpose pig breed from Russia. They were developed in
Novosibirsk Oblast in Russia in the 1940s. They were developed by crossing the
short-eared Siberian pigs with Large White boars; the North Siberian was bred
for a dense bristle covering and undercoat to increase hardiness to the harsh
climate of northern Siberia. Adult males typically reach 312kg in size.
The North Siberian is a
white breed, and multicolored specimens rejected during the breeding program
were used in the development of the Siberian Black Pied breed.