Kemerovo Pigs are a general-purpose pig breed from the Kemerovo
region of Russia. They were developed by the crossbreeding of local late-ripening
pigs with large white, white long-eared, Berkshire, Great Black and Siberian
northern breeds. In 1960 they were approved as an independent breed. The result
is a pig with good adaptability to cold temperatures, high rates of early
maturity, and large liters. The Kemerovo breed is divided into two types - meat
and general purpose.
Kemerovo pigs are characterized
by a strong constitution and correct physique. They are predominantly black but
sometimes black and white. They have a good layer of dense bristles and are well
adapted to harsh climatic conditions.
Today, Kemerovo pigs of both
types are bred mainly in Siberia, the Far East, and in the northern regions of
Kazakhstan. They are used for industrial crossing with large white, Siberian
northern, landrace, and some other breeds of pigs.