In the early 1960s, the Bulgarian government embarked on a mission to enhance the meat productivity of the nation's indigenous Bulgarian White pig breed. To achieve this objective, they implemented a strategic plan involving the importation of 3,000 high-quality pedigree breeding stock from various countries, including the USSR, Sweden, and Poland. These imported pigs, primarily of Landras and Large White varieties, were deemed crucial for their superior genetic traits and meat-producing capabilities.
Upon their arrival, the imported breeding stock were distributed among pig farmers across the country, as well as to ten designated state farms. The primary aim was to facilitate crossbreeding programs with the local Bulgarian White stock, thereby incorporating the desirable genetic characteristics of the imported breeds into the indigenous population.
This concerted effort and selective breeding initiatives have resulted in the development of the modern Bulgarian White pig breed. Today, the Bulgarian White pig stands as a testament to the successful amalgamation of superior genetic traits from diverse lineages, contributing to its reputation as a valued asset in Bulgaria's agricultural landscape.