American Guinea Hogs

They're "JUST RIGHT!"

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, American Guinea Hogs could be found on a majority of Southeastern U.S. farms and homesteads.  

They were known by many different names, including Acorn Eaters, Yard Pigs, Guinea Forest Hogs, and Piney Woods Hogs. These names described their common living environments and habitats, as well as how the pigs were managed.  Many of these hogs lived in close proximity to the homesteaders who cared for them and were selectively bred for gentle temperaments.

 

Highly valued by southern homesteaders, these gentle, moderately-sized pigs were able to turn the roughest of forages and leftover food scraps into delicious, mouth-watering meat and versatile, nutritious, highly-prized lard. 

 

They readily adapted to their surroundings, successfully bred and gave birth without assistance, and passed these valuable traits on to their offspring.

Unfortunately, the American Guinea Hog fell from favor with the advent of factory/confinement farming and a modern preference for larger hogs and leaner meat.   Eventually, the total number of living Guinea Hogs fell to less than 200 and the Livestock Conservancy added the breed to their list of critically endangered livestock.

 

Now, however, the tide has turned. Small farms and homesteads are springing up everywhere.  Self-sufficiency, sustainability, bio-efficiency, and just plain good tasting pork, are becoming increasingly important to both farmers and consumers alike.  

 

Today, people are turning away from vehicle-sized pigs and factory-produced, dry, pasty gray pork.  In increasing numbers, they are returning  to the easily-handled, mid-sized pig that thrives on pasture and efficiently produces moist, colorful, highly-flavored meat and nutritious, Vitamin D-laden lard.  As a result, the American Guinea Hog's status has been upgraded from Critical to Threatened.

Yes indeed, more and more people are rediscovering the many virtues
of these remarkable homestead hogs -
hogs that are neither too large, nor too small... 
hogs that are - in a multitude of ways -
JUST RIGHT!

Our

Methods

We are dedicated to producing wholesome, healthy food for ourselves and our clients and to raising our hogs in the in the open air and sunshine.

Buying Options/

Availability

If you believe the American Guinea Hog might be "just right" for your farm and/or your table, please explore our simple and easy buying options.

Our

Boars

We select boars that are large, well-structured, mild mannered, biologically efficient, and able to 

sire large litters.

Our

Sows

We select well-built sows that are calm, able to farrow without assistance, and successfully raise a minimum of  85% of their offspring

to weaning age.

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Tori Rozanski, Owner

301-643-5284

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-F)

 

Located in

Hughesville, Maryland

Member

American Guinea Hog Association

American Livestock Conservancy

American Dairy Goat Association

North American Shetland Sheep Association