Slipperfield Tamworth Pigs
Breeding stock for SALE. Please contact me for more information.
The Tamworth breed pig originated in Sir Robert Peel's Drayton Manor Estate at Tamworth, Staffordshire, after the existing herd was interbred from 1812 with pigs from Ireland known as 'Irish Grazers', that Peel had seen in Ireland in 1809. Much of the improvement of the breed took place in Staffordshire and also in the counties of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northhamptonshire. The breed appears among the least interbred with non-European breeds and therefore one of the closest to the original European Forest Swine.
In 1865, Tamworths achieved English breed recognition and in 1885 the herd book was started. Modern herd numbers have reached critically small numbers in each of the five recognised countries holding these animals.
At present we have 5 main breeding females of the Ordmains Princess, Kerribella Jacquelinem & Earlyvale Ruby bloodlines and our Boar is Yewtreefarm Jasper.
Adapted from: http://www.tamworth.biz/tamworth-pigs/