Guinea Hogs are listed on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) under 'critical' as there were fewer than 200 left before resetablishment began in the 1980's. While they are still quite rare, there has been an upsurge in interest in these loveable creatures due in part to their docile temperament and in part to the excellent, flavorful meat they provide. They have been listed on Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste and highly praised by notable chefs.
Because they are excellent foragers, our Guinea Hogs are active workers on the farm, slowly clearing newly forested areas that we would like to reclaim. We use moveable fencing and rotate the hogs to new pasture and foraging ground as necessary. Our goal is to feed the hogs as much as possible from what grows here on the farm; Fall and early Winter are their favorite as they consume great quantities of pumpkin and winter squash in addition to their small ration of organic, soy-free, non-GMO feed from Countryside Organics.
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