Posted Feb 07, 2014
This beautiful creature is somewhat of a novelty to own for the new farmer or smallholder. Despite what you may or may not know about pigs, the Saddlebags for me has been a winner from day 2. I defy anyone who can look at a young Saddleback piglet with nothing but love dripping from their eyes. These creatures are well tempered in my experience even around my young daughter at arms length; The sows possess a great mothering instinct and like any good hound, provide loyalty towards their owners given that they are given the proper attention.
As I am able to to work the full circle of life with the pigs that I've owned, the Saddleback has provided our family with the best tasting meat that a pig can give. There is nothing better than being paved with the respect of a rasher that does not shrink in the pan. The taste is truly something to behold. You will not go wrong with this pure breed of pig if you have the means to feed it. Along with the culinary delights it provides, it also provides an invaluable service to the growing field, which, with no tractor on this farm, feeds my soil plenty of goodness while clearing the way for great tasting crops in the new season.