The Tamworth Pig

The Tamworth originated in Ireland where they were known as “Irish Grazers”, being given that name due to the fact that they were such wonderful foragers. About 1812 Sir Robert Peel, being impressed with the characteristic of these hogs imported some of them to his estate at Tamworth, England. It is from this place they derived their name. An English authority, who calls it the “Mahogany” or “Grizzly” pig, says it was extensively bred in several of the midland counties of England early in the nineteenth century. When the droves were mainly kept in the woods and forests. They are not a composite breed, and are thought by many to be one of the oldest and purest breeds in Britain.


Updated By Laws

As of August 28, 2021

 By Laws 8.28.21

2020 National Show Winners

Reserve Grand Tam Gilt 2020

Reserve Grand Champion Gilt

Shown by Wade Smith, New Vienna, OH

Grand Boar 2020

Grand Champion Boar

Shown by Caleb Neier, Coatesville, IN

Reserve Grand Tam Boar 2020

Reserve Grand Champion Boar

Shown by Corbyn and Alexia Wilt, Lebanon, IN

Champion Weanling Gilt 2020

 Champion Weanling Gilt

Shown by Wunderlich Family Showpigs, Mooresville, IN

For more information see our Tamworth History page.