A farmer in Sweden has appealed for anyone with a gay pig to come forward after his own bisexual boar was left heartbroken having been rejected by a neighbouring bull.

Magnus Nyman told Swedish paper The Local his animal had developed unrequited feelings for the bovine in the field next door.

Attempts to woo the bull may have been a little on the snout. Nyman told the paper: “He became completely smitten with him and jumped the fence to the pasture and started to court him, or rather, tried to mount him.”

Kalle is the breeding pig on Nyman’s farm but was swiftly rebuffed by Sune Mangs, the breeding bull, who only has eyes for female cows.

Nyman said the pig was as “bisexual as they come” as he also fulfils his breeding obligations with ten pigs on the premises.

But he added: “If there is anyone with a lonely gay boar in Skåne, they can come by and see if they take a fancy to each other. Kalle is worth better.”

Last year, a pair of apparently gay penguins in Toronto caught the eye of millions after they were separated as part of a breeding programme. Soon after, Buddy mated with a female.