Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself
Missouri, United States
Posted May 11, 2011
They are great forages so they work well in pasture/woodland environments. They are generally docile and are easy to be around if handled (gently, respectfully) early on.
We have never had a problem with the boar or sows being aggressive toward us or each other. Our boar lets the babies climb all over him! Our sows have never been angry or hateful when we have gone in to check on the babies...we have actually sat next to the sows while they are nursing.
They are funny, the babies curious and smart.
They are an exception meat animal, usually well marbled and tender...if they are not "grained", they don't put on a huge fat layer so the carcass is more usable.