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The Tamworth Pig


The Tamworth

The Tamworth Pig is said to be descended from the wild hog resident in the Midland Counties of England and domesticated around 300 years ago.

According to the Rare Breeds Trust, "The Hawkesbury Agricultural College first imported Tamworths into Australia from England in the 1890s. The Australian Pig Breeder's Association (previously known as the Yorkshire and Berkshire Society) first listed Tamworths in their herd book in 1914. The most numbers of recorded Tamworths in Australia were recorded between 1950 and 1960, where numbers reached in the vicinity of 1000."

This breed is now classified as rare.

Tamworth pigs have a very long straight snout and narrow head with a lean body.   Their coat varies in colour from gold to red and does moult in summer.  Like most original breeds, the Tamworth is an excellent forager and requires an outdoor environment.

Tamworths are extremely hard on fencing and that long narrow snout is exce
llent for digging.


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