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American Guinea Hogs
Why American Guinea Hogs are the Perfect Breed
(For Homesteads and Small Farms)
1. American Guinea Hogs are compact grass grazers and they don't stink. Eating all
that grass and hay keeps them from stinking.
2. American Guinea Hogs are famous for their plentiful tender flavorful gourmet
pork, and also their amazing lard.
3. American Guinea Hogs are exceptionally friendly and easily managed. American
Guinea Hogs behave more like puppy dogs than like typical pigs. They are much
easier to manage than dogs.
4. American Guinea Hog boars are friendly and a joy to be around. It's super easy
to keep a breeding herd of American Guinea Hogs with a breeding boar.
5. American Guinea Hogs are perfect for people who've never raised pigs. They are
one of the safest breeds of pigs.
6. American Guinea Hogs are exceptionally good mothers, and have babies easily
with no assistance.
7. American Guinea Hogs are exceptionally hardy, and don't require much shelter
except something to keep the rain off them at night, and a windbreak.
8. American Guinea Hogs are parasite resistant, and if regularly rotated to clean
pasture, can be raised with no deworming.
9. American Guinea Hogs are excellent, efficient grazers and can thrive on decent
grass and clover along with some scraps and clean water.
10. American Guinea Hogs are disease resistant, rarely getting sick, and recovering
quickly when they do. Many folks raise guinea hogs with no shots and no vet work.
11. American Guinea Hogs are a no-fuss breed.
12. American Guinea Hogs have fun personalities!
13. American Guinea Hogs can be selected to be minimal rooters, grazing all the
time and doing little or no rooting.
14. American Guinea Hogs are low in taint and many people do NOT castrate the
males used for meat. Even older breeding males can have very nice meat.
15. American are long-lived, many still producing into their teens.
Of course, to maintain all these terrific traits in American Guinea Hogs, it requires
ongoing selection and culling.