Learn about IPP or Idaho Pasture Pigs

1/18/20231 min read

Idaho Pasture Pigs are a relatively new breed of pig that was developed in Idaho, United States, in the 2000s. They are a cross between the Duroc, Old Berkshire, and Kunekune breeds.Idaho Pasture Pigs are known for their docile temperament and their ability to thrive on pasture-based systems, making them an attractive option for small-scale and sustainable farmers. They are also known for their ability to produce high-quality meat with excellent marbling and flavor.These pigs are typically medium-sized, with mature SOWS weighing between 250 and 350 pounds, and Boars between 350-400 pounds. When feeding a diet of primarily grass, the butcher pigs should reach a butcher weight of about 230 – 250 in approximately 10 months.

Idaho Pasture Pigs are considered a rare breed, and there are a limited number of breeders in the United States. However, their popularity has been growing in recent years due to their suitability for pasture-based systems and their high-quality meat. If you are interested in raising Idaho Pasture Pigs, it is important to do your research and find a reputable breeder. You may also want to consider joining a breed association or contacting other Idaho Pasture Pig farmers to learn more about their experiences and best practices for raising these pigs.

There are 25 Registered sow lines and 12 Registered boar lines. The Registered sow lines are: Pepper, New Moon, Candy, Grace, Hope, Love Pig, Diana, Heart, Jewel, Destiny, Fate, Ida, Maple, Jingle, Sparkle, Snowflake, Autumn, Raven, Jodi, Shelly, Chris, Kelly, Petunia, Black Gold, and Red Rock. The Registered boar lines are: Bandit, Max, Rex, Triton, George, Sam, Snickers, Wendell, Atlas, Dave, Oreo, and Gary.