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Pig Breeds

There are number of different types of pig breeds, however there are several that are more suited for an outdoor environment. The type of pig you decide to purchase should be based on a number of things such as housing types feed source and fencing, as some pigs are more difficult to keep in than others.

Kunekune
  • Small and docile
  • Hairy
  • True pasture pigs
  • Colours range from black and white, to ginger, cream, gold- tip, black, brown, tri-coloured, or any combination of the above.
Berkshire
  • Average to large in size
  • Upright ears
  • Good disposition
  • Black with white points (legs, face and tail) and pink skin.
Tamworth
  • Thick and coarse hair (moult in summer)
  • Hardy outside
  • Work well on pasture
  • Red to ginger colour
Hereford
  • Medium to large size
  • Grow relatively fast
  • Good disposition
  • Hardy –¬†Suited for outdoor and indoor systems
  • Red-brown and white colouration
Hampshire
  • Medium to large size
  • Good temperament
  • Suited for outdoor and indoor systems
  • Good growth
  • Black body, with a white band around the middle, covering the front legs.
Red Wattle
  • Medium to large size
  • Grow relatively fast
  • Good temperament
  • Hardy –¬†Work well on pasture
  • Red-brown colouration
Mangalitsa/ Mangalica
  • Thick and curly hair
  • Hardy outside
  • Work well on pasture
  • Medium to large size
  • Colours range from blond, to red-brown, to a combination of black and blond.
White Pigs
  • Large size
  • Large litters & grow quickly
  • Can be used for cross breeding
  • White to pink in colour