Tamworth Pigs

The Tamworth is a breed of domestic pig originating in Kettlebaston, United Kingdom, with input from Irish pigs.It is among the oldest of pig breeds but as with many older breeds of livestock it is not well suited to modern production methods and is listed as "Threatened" in the United States and "Vulnerable" in the UK by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as there are fewer than 300 registered breeding females. This animal is of ginger to red colouration and is thought to have descended from wild boars, via native pig stock of Europe. Principal populations today are in the United Kingdom, Australia, USA, New Zealand and Canada.

Ref: Tamworth Pigs

Date: 07/11/2009

Location: Jimmy's Rare Breed Farm, Ipswich

Photographer: Martin Skidmore

Tamworth Pigs
Tamworth Pigs

The Tamworth is a breed of domestic pig originating in Kettlebaston, United Kingdom, with input from Irish pigs.It is among the oldest of pig breeds but as with many older breeds of livestock it is not well suited to modern production methods and is listed as "Threatened" in the United States and "Vulnerable" in the UK by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as there are fewer than 300 registered breeding females. This animal is of ginger to red colouration and is thought to have descended from wild boars, via native pig stock of Europe. Principal populations today are in the United Kingdom, Australia, USA, New Zealand and Canada.

Ref: Tamworth Pigs

Date: 07/11/2009

Location: Jimmy's Rare Breed Farm, Ipswich

Photographer: Martin Skidmore