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

2022 National Tamworth Show and Sale

August 26-28

Franklin, IN

 2022 National Show Flyer Correct

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Entry Form:

2022 Open Entry Form

Junior Show Information

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Junior show form

Tamworth Queen and Scholarship Applications

National Tamworth Queen Application

National Tamworth Swine Association Scholarship Application

For more information see our Tamworth History page.