About Bazna Pigs
Bazna is an easy-to-raise pig originally from the Transylvania region of Romania,
and no they are not vampires.
pigs are black with a white belt, medium withers height and body structure, and
typically weighing 125-135kg at one years old. They are mainly bred for their
lard and lean meat firmness.
Bazna dates back to 1872 when they were
derived from crossing the Berkshire and Mangalitsa pig breeds. The offspring
from that cross inherited the best traits from the Mangalitsa with their
superior productive traits. The resulting hybrids
were quickly spread around the neighboring towns in Transylvania.
the next decade, Berk boars were imported from England and were used to improve
the Bazna breed. From time to time Yorkshireand Sattelschwein breeds were also used to improve the
Bazna breed. For the following 30 years the Bazna pigs continued to be improved
by using the Wessex andHampshirebreeds to produce the most superior qualities from all of
Bazna breed was officially recognized in1958. Since then several select
populations have been established. The Bazna
pigs are strong with bloodlines from some of the best breeds of pigs.