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American Guinea Hogs
Cascade Meadows Farm in Oregon is proud to be the first and longest Western US
farm to breed the American Guinea Hog and to save them from near extinction.
The American Guinea Hog is a unique North American heritage breed. They are
noted for their compact size, intelligence, docile and friendly temperaments, and
their ability to produce outstanding meat and flavorful lard on pasture forage and
household scraps. American Guinea Hogs enjoyed popularity on small U.S. farms
in the 1800's, but nearly went extinct due to the move toward industrial sized
breeds and confinement pork production.
We raise the American Guinea Hog at Cascade Meadows Farm in Oregon because of
their manageable size, gentle natures and sustainable foraging abilities. These
characteristics make them ideally suited for a small family farm like ours. These
hogs fill a functional niche on our farm, producing outstanding natural pork on
forage and also farm and kitchen scraps that would otherwise go to waste. They
complement our other livestock and round out our holistic multi-species pasture
Cascade Meadows Farm with our extensive experience and large selection of
genetics continues to lead the effort to preserve this unique American hog for use
by future generations of small farmers, and we love helping other small farmers get
started with this breed by providing breeding pairs of hogs and all the advice you'll
need. We will teach you everything you need to know to raise these pigs yourself,
and to harvest their meat yourself.