Pietrain Pigs

About Pietrain PigsAbout Pietrain Pigs


Pietrain Pigs are from Pietrain, 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. Pietrain swine were imported into Germany in 1960-61. The main breeding areas in that country are Schleswig-Holstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Baden-Wurttemberg. They are commonly used in crossbreeding in Germany to improve the quality of pork produced.

The breed was improved by researchers at the Universite de Liege in 2004.

Pietrain Pigs Associations

The British Pig Association The British Pig Association - www.britishpigs.org.uk