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The Turopolje Pig



The breed is descended from the lard-type pigs of Croatia crossed with local meat pigs, then crossed with English Berkshire pigs in the 19th century. They are well adapted to the floodplains of the Sava river. The Turopolje pig came close to extinction during the Yugoslavian war in the 1990s.


Population in Austria:

Herdbook animals 2010:  252

1_eichbauer turopolje schwein


highly endangered

Special characteristics:

A strong legged, good natured grazing pig, good scavenger, optimal for the utilisation of low quality feed.

An old-type lard pig with a relatively high share of lean meat, perfect for the production of traditional sausages.


Phenotype description:

The Turopolje pig has pigmented skin, smooth and close fitting bristles, and is spotted black and white.

The ears are hanging slightly, the body is elongated, the belly firm. Hooves are hard and dark.



Further information:



Breeding Organisation in charge:

Arche Austria

GF Dipl. Ing. Florian Schipflinger
Lofer 29, 5090 Lofer
Tel. 0664/5192286
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