Philippine Native Pigs

The Q-Black, Markaduke, Sinirangan®, ISUbela, and Benguet native pigs tend to have the same physical features. They all have the same straight hair type, plain black coat, and smooth skin. On the other hand, the Yookah® native pigs have the unique pattern of black coat with "white socks" but similar straight hair and smooth skin.
Among the six genetic groups, at 180 days of age, the smallest is Yookah® with a weight of 15 kilograms, while the bigger ones are Q-Black and Markaduke, with weights between 30-40 kilograms.
The Markaduke and ISUbela native pigs farrow seven (7) piglets per litter, while Yookah® on average has four (4) piglets.
In terms of birth weight, Q-Black is usually the heaviest at 0.84 kilogram on average, followed by ISUbela and Benguet at 0.77 kilogram.
Q-Black and Markaduke are weaned at forty-two (42) to forty-five (45) days. Piglets of ISUbela are weaned as early as thirty-four (34) days with an average weight of 3.00 kilograms.

Gilts at 6 months

Benguet Native Piglaunch

Farms and Cooperators

Benguet Native Pig

  • The Animal Genetic Resource Project - Benguet State University
  • Dr. Sonwright B. Maddul
  • 0929 311 3996 / 0916 364 2039


  • ESSU Sinirangan® Native Pig Center - Eastern Samar State University Borongan Campus
  • Dr. Felix A. Afable / Dr. Sharon B. Singzon
  • Adriana Nature Farm, Brgy. Libuton, Borongan City
  • Butch Afable
  • 0919 739 4910


  • Isabela State University Echague Campus
  • Dr. Joel L. Reyes
  • 0917 362 5996 /


  • Kalinga State University Native Pig R&D Project
  • Sharmaine D. Codiam
  • 0927 722 4283


  • Bureau of Animal Industry - National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center
  • Rico M. Panaligan
  • (042) 585 7727 / 0997 693 2766
  • Tiaong Native Pig Farm
  • Edwin Mendoza
  • 0945 379 3173
  • Kahariam Farm
  • Danilo Rubio
  • 0918 830 0191
  • Don Leon Nature Farm
  • Dr. Noel Gutierez
  • 0917 597 7954
  • Ammani Farm
  • Carmen Serano
  • 0905 460 9724


  • Marinduque State College Torrijos Campus
  • Dr. Randell R. Reginio
  • 0999 924 5638 /

News and Events

Increasing Demand of Marinduque Native Pigs, An appeal to the Nucleus Farm to prepare for Possible Shortage of Supply this Year

by Thon Roma (18 February, 2019)

Yookah (Native Pig) Fiestamore_vert

For more information:

Yookah (Native Pig) Fiestaclose

Theme: "Black Pigs Living Astray—The Kalinga Way"

When: June 27-28, 2019
Where: Kalinga State University Bulanao Campus, Tabuk City, Kalinga

About Us

What do you need to know about the data available in the
Philippine Native Pig Breed Information System?

The Project

The "Development of Philippine Native Pig Breed Information System" is a DOST-PCAARRD funded project of the Institute of Animal Science in cooperation with the Institute of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños. The project aims to provide an accessible information source regarding selected Philippine Native Pig Breeds.

The Goal

The information in the website is accessible to the public and is hoped to be able to provide support for policy makers, community development practitioners, researchers, livestock keepers, and entrepreneurs towards native pig breed management.
On the other hand, there is a recording system feature of the website, which registered farmers can use.

The Data

The data available in this website include the morphological and reproductive performance traits of each native pig genetic group based on the records of the current breeders.
The following are the data collected:
  • Qualitative Data

  • Hair type
  • Coat color and pattern
  • Shape of head
  • Ear type
  • Skin type
  • Backline
  • Tail type
  • Quantitative Data

  • Body weight
  • Head length
  • Body length
  • Pelvic width
  • Total teat number
  • Birth weight
  • Litter size
  • Number of males born
  • Number of females born
  • Age at weaning
  • Weaning weight
Data included in this database were collected by the following:
Bureau of Animal Industry - National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center (BAI-NSPRDC)
Benguet State University (BSU)
Eastern Samar State University (ESSU)
Isabela State University (ISU)
Kalinga State University (KSU)
Marinduque State College (MSC)