Diversity

About Malhado de Alcobaca PigsAbout Malhado de Alcobaca Pigs



Malhado de Alcobaça pigs, a native Portuguese breed once feared to be extinct, have recently experienced a remarkable resurgence in numbers. This breed, characterized by its distinctive coloration and unique genetic heritage, has captured the attention of conservationists and pig enthusiasts alike.

Hailing from the region of Alcobaça in Portugal, these pigs boast a rich history deeply intertwined with the cultural heritage of their homeland. Once on the brink of disappearance, concerted conservation efforts have breathed new life into the Malhado de Alcobaça population, ensuring its survival for future generations to appreciate and cherish.

Their resurgence is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of this venerable breed, which has overcome adversity to reclaim its place in the agricultural landscape of Portugal. The revival of Malhado de Alcobaça pigs serves as a beacon of hope for endangered livestock breeds worldwide, highlighting the importance of preserving genetic diversity and safeguarding cultural heritage for generations to come.