Black Alpine Pig:



Alpine Network Pro Patrimonio Montano (PatriMont)


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May 2018

The Black Alpine pig receives a trademark

The European Trademark Office EUIPO granted trademark protection to the Black Alpine Pig or Nero delle Alpi on 27 April 2018. More information under section "Label / Trademark"


December 2017

Alpine pigs now in Vorarlberg

The black alpine pigs move westwards ... Now there is a new breeding group also in Vorarlberg, in the Kleinwalsertal at Riezlern


November 2017

PatriMont-News November 2017

The PatriMont-News November 2017 (bilingual in German and Italian) with a special topic "Culinary uses old breeds" are published and can be downloaded here:


May 2017

Breeding stock again over a hundred animals

Still not again in Switzerland (unfortunately), but with over 100 animals in nearly 40 breeding groups again a successful stock in the former spreading area.


February 2017

Freerange keeping in Valtellina

Young Alpine pigs in one of the largest and most beautiful freewheeling enclosures with Agriturismo La Pecora Nera, Civo (Valtellina)


January 2017

Black alpine pigs now also in North Tyrol

After three Alpine pig breeding groups in the Austrian Lungau and two breeding groups in the Bavarian Berchtesgadener Land, there is now also a first breeding group in North Tyrol with Ernst Rieser.


November 2016

The Black Alpine pig is now back also in the professional world

PatriMont got the opportunity, to present the recovery project to an international audience of 150 participants at the "9th International Symposium on Mediterranean Pig", 3-5 November in Portugal.
=> short project intro:
presentation.pdf, => poster.pdf


September 2016

Annual Meeting 2016 of PatriMont at Bruneck-Dietenheim

The Alpine Network Pro Patrimonio Montano has grown rapidly with its projects. Therefore the necessary steps to further development and regionalization were discussed at the annual meeting. What concerns the Black Alpine pigs:
- The "Recommendations on the outdoor keeping and feeding" were discussed and approved
- The protection of the quality products shall be ensured by establishing a Trademark.

The Folklore Museum Dietenheim in South Tyrol's Pustertal, which shows this year all autochthonous livestock breeds in living groups, gave the meeting an excellent frame!

July 2016

PatriMont-News July 2016

The PatriMont-News July 2016 with a special topic on Black Alpine pigs are published and can be downloaded here::


June 2016

Folklore Museum Dietenheim shows Domestic Animals

The South Tyrolean Folklore Museum Dietenheim near Brunico in Pustertal shows not only valuable old buildings, but also domestic animals: These romp in the meadows between the houses. There is also a breeding group of Black Alpin pig namely from the pied type. The animals are on show until the end of October at the museum.


May 2016:

Meet of a piglet at the Young Chef Competion in Italy

Congratulations to Gianluca Monni to his success in the competition "San Pellegrino Young Chef" in Italy. He cooked a piglet of the black Alpine pigs in a clay jug from Sardinian recipe and, thus, has made the semi-finals!


April 2016:

First piglets north of the Alps!

On April 27, 2016 the first black pigs north of the Alps were born at Ramsau, Berchtesgaden (Upper Bavaria).


March 2016

Black Alpine pigs now again also in Austria:

Three breeding groups are now located in county Lungau (Salzburg), one of them in a public accessible show farm (but advance notification mandatory!). See Show Farms.


12 February 2016

TV-documentation about the Black Alpine Pig

The Bavarian TV-channel reported in the frame of "Abendschau - Der Süden. Live vor Ort und Reportagen aus Südbayern" about the return of the black alpine pig (in German language!)
Here you can see the movie (9.5 minutes, in German only):


10 February 2016

The Black Alpine Pig now on the North of the Alps again!

A milestone has been achieved: After a successful conservation of the breed in Italy five breeding groups could be brought to the North of the Alps. Three groups live now in the Austrian Lungau (Salzburg province) and two groups in the Bavarian mountain areas of Berchtesgaden.


10 December 2015

PatriMont-News December 2015

The PatriMont-News December 2015 are published and can be downloaded here::
PatriMont-News 2015-12.pdf