The American Guinea Hog is a true American heritage breed and a domestic farm pig, perhaps over 200 years old. It has been determined through genetic testing that the American Guinea Hog is a distinct breed.
The American Guinea Hog is the ideal sustainable heritage farm pig, known for its moderate size, excellent foraging abilities, friendly temperament, excellent flavored meat and indispensable lard. It is a good-sized farm pig providing a nice, well-marbled carcass.
A well-conditioned, fully adult hog ranges from 150 to 300 pounds, depending on sex, frame size and body condition. Because American Guinea Hogs easily fatten, care should be taken to NOT overfeed, especially with grain. We believe in healthy feeding and use lots of vegetables and pasture for all of our farm animals. The American Guinea Hog fits right in with the rest of our loveable creatures.
Unfortunately, we ended up doing exactly what we warned against in the above paragraph. As you can see from visiting my web page, I am also a cheese-maker, and so we have an abundance of whey from the cheese-making, which both the pigs and chickens go crazy over. When I make cheese, I use 15 gallons of milk per cheese, and I make at least three cheeses per week, so you can imagine how the hogs were in hog-heaven! Poor Petunia was so fat we thought she was ready to deliver, but there were no babies!
In spite of everything, we do love the American Guinea Hog! We also did a lot of thinking and decided to switch to a larger breed like the Berkshire Durock and Hampshire breeds so we can utilize our whey. We never like anything to go to waste!
We are no longer breeding or selling American Guinea Hogs. However, I can refer you to several people who have my stock and are reputable.
For more information, click here: www.guineahogs.org.