They've finally arrived. after what seemed like months of bad weather and logistical snafu's, our pigs have finally arrived at the farm. We got 1 boar and 4 gilts. We did a lot of research in making out selection with the pigs. And finally opted on these beauties, The American Guinea Hog.
For those of you who have never heard of this breed, the American Guinea hog is an old homestead pig, that at one time was prevalent on small homesteads. It is considered a lard pig, in that it has a good amount of fat, unlike the pigs that supply the meat markets nowadays.
We chose the the American Guinea Hog to raise at
Weksny Acres, because of their manageable size, gentle nature and sustainable foraging abilities.
These characteristics make them ideally suited for a
small family farm like ours. These hogs will be
filling a functional niche on our farm, producing
outstanding natural pork on forage and feed that would otherwise go to waste.
The American Guinea Hog is listed a "critical" by the American Livestock Conservancy.
Weksny Acres is proud to have these rare pigs on our farm, and is committed to preserving this unique American hog for use by future generations of small farmers.
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