About Turopolje Pigs
Turopolje pigs are from
Turopolje, Croatia. They are distinctive-looking swine, with black spots on their
white or grey skin and drooping ears. They are very rare, and are likely
They are one of
the older breeds of European pigs, though they may have had infusions of Berkshire
or other bloodlines in the 19th century.
Although Turopolje pigs arre relatively small
and not fast growing, they are known for their hardiness under free range
conditions. They were once one of the most widespread swine in their native
country, the change from extensive to intensive pig farming in the mid-20th
century discouraged their use.