Italian Landrace Pigs

About Italian Landrace PigsAbout Italian Landrace Pigs

Italian Landrace Pigs are, as you would expect, an Italian variation on Landrace pigs. They are large, have very long bodies, lop ears, and are white.

Landrace pigs were originally imported from Denmark after the Second World War. They were selected principally for suitability for the production of Salumi and prosciutto crudo (dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked). After the Large White Italiana, Italian Landrace pigs are the second-most common pig breed in Italy.