American Guinea Hogs

An American Heritage Breed

The American Guinea Hog (AGH) is on the Livestock Conservancy's "Threatened" list.  The heritage breed has a long history in the United States, dating back to 1804, with imports having been documented by Thomas Jefferson.

 

Theses small black pigs began to struggle when the concept of a "homestead hog" became less common.  However, as gentleman's farms regain in relevance, the resurgence is helping to keep this breed alive.  AGH's are known for having excellent temperament, and are often known as "acorn eaters".  A smaller breed, making them much more manageable for the modern homestead.  

Their meat is exceptionally tender, often sought after for charcuterie and hams. 

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