Yesterday evening, we went out to a friend’s house to check out his Tamworth pigs. This is a breed I’ve been considering raising, as I read they do very well when pastured in the forest.
This big guy weighed in around 600 or 650, although Tamworth boars can grow to 850. It was jawdroppingly LARGE when he came out of his hut.
The lady weighs in at around 300 and is currently pregnant and expecting piglets in August.
Thankfully, because of Nina from Ruit Farm I have found a breeder that lives only a few miles from us. In the future we hope to raise a few different types of hogs in search of our favorite breed. These guys were definitely impressive, but it does get me thinking about Guinea Hogs which are a smaller breed.
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