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Year : 1993
Tome : 144
Volume : 4
Pages : 343-347
Title : Renewed interest for the old local swine gascon breed.
Authors : P. SANS et R. DARRE
Summary : The gascon swine breed has been in soath west of France for several centuries. It is a middle-sized black animal, with horizontal ears. Its slow growth parameters and its adiposity led to an inadaptation to industrial productions that took place during the last decades. The breed was becoming extinct at the beginning of the eighties, but a rescue plan was set up. Then a research and development program was built for a better knowledge of its zootechnical and technological possibilities in high quality dried delicatessen.
Keywords : local breed - breeding - swine.
Correspondence : P. SANS
Adress : Dpartement des Productions Animales, Ecole Nationale Vtrinaire, 13, chemin des Capelles, F-31076 Toulouse Cedex.

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