The Mangalica pig lives in the Hungarian steppes, with a natural diet, and it is the source for hams, sausages and meat delicatessen products.
The Mangalica pig is one of the oldest pig breeds in Europe.
It has its origins in the 1830s. It appeared in the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, after Archduke Joseph Anton Johann received some Sumadija pigs from a Serbian prince and crossed them with Bakony and Szalonta pigs.
Throughout the year the females live in large meadows, in huts, they have separate areas for food, drink, heating and resting.
Their demand is expanding progressively, and some of the best chefs in the world are including it in their restaurants.
The Asian market has begun to incorporate this variety of pork because it is considered one of the highest qualities.
Parts of the Mangalica pig
The most important ones, those from which products are obtained.
A well recognized work
On April 15, 2016, the Hungarian State awarded Juan Vicente Olmos, director of the company Monte Nevado, the Hungarian Cross of Merit for his crucial work in the salvation and recovery of the Mangalica breed.