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American Guinea Hog

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

4/5

Health

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat quality

5/5

Commercial value

4/5

American Guinea Hogs

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Posted Nov 09, 2010

As a American Guinea Hog owner I can't say enough about what a complete joy these animals are to raise. They forage well, are very friendly, love a good belly scratch, always ready for a pat, very talkative, are disease resistant, and provide excellent meat in a smaller on the hoof package that makes them just right for the smaller family farm.
Guinea Hogs have came a long way from the "bottle neck" and near extinction a few years ago. Numbers are well up past the 13 or so foundation animals, last count I heard was over 300 registered breeding animals. This of course doesn't count the ones butchered, culls, or deaths. Still making the public aware and more marketing is needed to keep the breed from falling back down that slippery slope.
As animals though, and especially hogs....you couldn't go wrong with American Guinea Hogs on your farm. Please check out my profile for more info on Guinea Hogs! Contact me at blu_redneck@yahoo.com , put "Guinea Hogs" in subject line so you don't get the junk mail "delete"! I love talking Guinea Hogs to anyone that is interested!

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