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Wild and Wooly: Mangalitsa pigs deliver a taste of Imperial Hungary

Source: The Furrow, by Steve Werblow

With their curly, wooly coats and watermelon-striped piglets, Mangalitsa pigs are a throwback to earlier times. Breeders believe they track back to lines favored by Roman emperors, while historians note the breed’s role in feeding the Austro-Hungarian Empire, when lard was the number one commodity on the Vienna exchange and the Mangalitsa was its prime source.

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