Black Alpine Pig

Old pictures and postcards of Alpine pig breeds from different regions

Greyerz
Courtyard at Gruyeres, Canton of Friborg

Chateau d Oex
Alpine pigs at Château-d'Oex 1922, canton of Vaud

Val de Bagnes
Val-de-Bagnes, Canton of Valais, late 30s (cc. D.Michaud)

Mattertal
Alpine pigs near Zermatt, Valais

Oeschinensee
Alp at Oeschinensee, Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland

LuzernerLucerne landrace (CH) (cc ETH BIB)

Erstfeldertal
Valley of Erstfeld, canton Uri (circa 1900)

Rotes Buendneroberlander 1Blenio pig from Ticino, or red pig, Grison Oberland (CH), 1964 near Vals (cc J.P. Müller)

Schweinefütterung in Fasons/Prättigau GR, 1925(Bündner- ) Veltlinerschwein im Val Malenco
Pig feeding at Fasons (Grison CH), 1925 I(left); Valtellina or Grison type pig in Val Malenco (IT) (right)

Alp Curtginatsch Alp Curtginatsch above Wergenstein, the Grisons, around 1930 (cc. Beverin Nature Park)

Aosta
Alpine pigs with Large White boar for crossbreeding on an alp in the Aosta Valley, Italy

Mello 1962Val di Mello (IT), 1962

MacellazioneSlaughtering at Samolaco, Valchiavenna (IT)GrosioPorker market, Grosio Valtellina (IT), 1930Mostra 1934Exhibition of breeding pigs at Grosio (IT), 1934 (ccTramanzoli)

Altarbild 1878 in Kirche St Remigius in Eyrs Vinschgau web
Altarpiece in 1878 in St-Remigius church in Eyrs-Vinschgau

PustertalPustertal, South Tyrol (IT) (cc Alpine Agri-Kultur)Alto Adige SauSpotted (and black) pig of South Tyrol (IT)TrevisoS. Polo di Piave, Treviso, Veneto (IT)TezzeTezze, Valsugana, Trentino (IT)Maria Saalsow at Maria Saal, Carinthia (AT)Eber Saalboar at Maria Saal, Carinthia (AT)PinzgauerPinzgau landrace (AT) 1947 (cc Jaritz)

Historic sources

  • Anderegg Felix, 1898: Illustriertes Lehrbuch für die gesamte Schweizerische Alpwirtschaft
  • Cassella P., Cassella O. 1880: Manuale pratico per lo allevamento del maiale
  • Jaritz Günter, Salzburg 2014: Seltene Nutztiere der Alpen - 7000 Jahre geprägte Kulturlandschaft
  • Mascheroni Ettore, Torino 1927: Zootecnia speciale, III. Suini
  • Nehring Alfred, Berlin 1886, Katalog der Säugetiere, p. 57-59
  • Staffe Adolf, 1913: Verbreitung des schwarzen Landschweines der südlichen Ostalpen
  • Steinmüller Johann Rudolf: Naturgeschichte des gemeinen Schweines und der verschiedenen Racen der Schweiz; Neue Alpina, 1827
  • Sturzenegger Robert, 1917, Inaugural-Dissertation "Die Schweinezucht der Schweiz"
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