Royal Mangalista is dedicated to educating everyone about the beautiful heritage breed originally created in Austro-Hungarian empire circa 1833.  The recently featured Blackbeard’s Ranch in their publications.  An excerpt is below and you can view the complete article here.  (PDF)

Excerpt from by Wilhelm W. Kohl

Some little piggies just get lucky. When I sold 3 blonde Mangalitsa gilts and an unrelated
blonde boar from Michigan for Florida in June of 2017, they of course had no idea about their
future homes.
I had met Jim Strickland, managing partner of Blackbeard’s Ranch, an expanse of 4,530 acres
bordering the Myakka River State Park, a few month earlier, and had promised to get him some
quality breeding stock after I returned to Michigan for the Summer. Pigs actually are new to
Strickland, who has spent a lifetime raising cattle in the area, ranching mostly on leased property,
invariable encroached on by the rapid development the region has seen.