About Turopolje Pigs
Turopolje pigs are from Turopolje, Croatia. They are distinctive-looking
swine, with black spots on their white or grey skin and drooping ears. They are
very rare, and are likely nearing extinction.
They are one of the older breeds of European pigs, though they may have
had infusions of Berkshire or other bloodlines in the 19th century.
Although Turopolje pigs are relatively small and not fast growing, they
are known for their hardiness under free range conditions. They were once one
of the most widespread swine in their native country, the change from extensive
to intensive pig farming in the mid-20th century discouraged their use.