European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources

Regional platform for the support of management, conservation and sustainable use of animal genetic resources


Rūta Šveistienė

Institute of Animal Science of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
R Žebenkos St. 12,
LT-82317 Baisogala, Radviliškis Distr.,

+370 612 14095
+370 422 65886

List of experts

  • Gediminas Vagonis, member of the WG  Documentation and Information

The Native Lithuanian pig

Data provided in 2019

The origin of the Lithuanian native pigs are the local Lithuanian pig population. They were widespread throughout Lithuania until the middle of the 20th century, and  survived the longest in southeastern Lithuania (the region where buckwheat production was the largest). At present, local pigs of known origin are reared at the Animal Science institute of Lithuania and with one farmer in Kedainiai district.

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Native Lithuanian Sheep
Lietuvos vietinės kiaulės