About Piétrain Pigs
Piétrain Pigs are from Piétrain, France - a small village of the Walloon municipality of Jodoigne.
They became popular in the 1950s during the difficult period of the swine
market in 1950-51. Piétrain swine were imported into Germany in 1960-61. The
main breeding areas in that country are Schleswig-Holstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen,
and Baden-Württemberg. They are commonly used in crossbreeding in Germany to
improve the quality of pork produced.
The breed was
improved by researchers at the Université de Liège in 2004.