Species: native black pig of Aspromonte.
Area of birth ad grazing: eastern slopes of Aspromonte, Calabria./span>.
Type of pasture: open pasture, wild.
Density per hectare: two livestock units per hectare.
Altitude: 1000-1500 m a.s.l.
Average age of the pig: two years
Pig feeding: totally autonomous, from food sources in the environment, without the use of feed, antibiotics, anticoccidials, GMO food.
Climate: mountainous, varied and unstable due to the complex morphology, the orographic system and the inconstant and impetuous winds mainly from the W and WNW. Long, cold and frequently snowy winters on the highest peaks, with snow cover from December to April. Cold temperatures with lows as low as over -10°C in exceptionally cold spells. Cool summers with short- lasting thunderstorms in the afternoon hours.