Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Posted Apr 09, 2015
This breed is very long and large, without much excess fat, and has a very good food-to-meat ratio. Fast growth rate and very flavourful. We have apple trees on our property that the pigs love and we can actually taste the apples in the meat!
These pigs seem to all be very friendly; we had one huge sow who would jump up on the railing of her pen whenever we entered so she could stand face to face with us and would "talk" to us.
In general this breed isn't too bad in cold weather (although with its thin hair it doesn't like being outside for long periods in the cold), and can get sunburn if out in the sun too long during the warmer months.
As a meat producing breed, you can't get much better than this.