Three mangalica pigs and five goats stood "ownerless" on the farm ...

Three mangalica pigs and five goats stood "ownerless" on the farm ...

They were to be collected from the butcher. The owner of Berta, Emma and Carlo had died of a heart attack. He left behind his 17-year-old daughter and his animals.
A guardian was appointed. He had already ordered the butcher for Berta, Emma and Carlo and the goats. Who cares about three seven-year-old Mangalitsa pigs and five goats?

Seen, heard and acted

A very animal-loving man was at the farm when the butcher drove up to load the animals. What was going on? Why should the animals die? The man bought the animals on the spot and managed to keep them on the farm for another two months, so that they could be looked after by him. The aim was to find a new home for Berta, Emma and Carlo as well as the goats. The man and an animal-loving lady thought together about how to proceed now.

The future of Berta, Emma and Carlo did not look rosy

The goats found a place to stay for life with the lady, but it was somehow impossible to find a "forever home" for the three Mangalitsa pigs. Nevertheless, isn't it true that there is always a solution for (almost) everything?

The pressure from the guardian became stronger, the animals had to leave the farm. Dieter Ehrengruber promised Berta, Emma and Carlo a new home for life at Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf. His motto has always been: "No can do, no can do".

And now they are here and enjoying their lives. The three are not yet in the free range and are relaxing in a pig enclosure near our pig palace. For days, Roberta, one of our pigs, has been roaming around this enclosure and making eyes at Carlo. The donkeys, the ponies and the goats also keep standing by the enclosure fence with the new arrivals and you wonder what they are discussing with each other?

Where does the Mangalitsa pig actually come from?

This beautiful breed of pig has been around since the middle of the 19th century. The Hungarians crossed the Hungarian country pig with the Serbian Sumadia pig, and so the Mangalitsa was born. It is characterised by curly, wool-like bristles. They can be blond, red or black. The belly is cream-coloured, the rest of the skin on the body is slate grey, the proboscis, the claws, the anus and the skin around the eyes are black. The ears hang forward and another important characteristic is also the strong legs of the mangalitzas.

Growing health awareness threatened the woolly pigs

Since the end of the Second World War, the Mangalitsa pigs were threatened with extinction, because people became more health-conscious and wanted lean meat. In addition, the mangalitsa needs a lot of room to move, otherwise the females may have fewer to no young. Since the end of the 1990s, the population of this great pig breed has been secured again.

6 funny mangalitsa pig eyes look into a good future

The sad fate that almost befell Berta, Emma and Carlo after their owner passed away has not come true. Once again, people looked and did not look away, thus ensuring the survival of this wonderful breed of pig.
We hope that the three special pigs will also be able to go outdoors and enjoy a wonderful wallow in the pigs' wellness area together with Roberta, Bables and Bernadette.

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