American Guinea Hogs
The Best Hog for Your Backyard
American Guinea Hogs (AGH) are listed by The Livestock Conservancy as "Threatened". From The Livestock Conservancy "The name Guinea occurs again a few decades later [1880s] in the southeastern United States, though describing a different animal entirely – a small, black hog common on homesteads across the region. Guinea Hogs were expected to forage for their own food, eat rodents and other small animals, grass, roots, and nuts, and clean out garden beds. The hogs were also kept in the yard where they would eat snakes and thus create a safe zone around the house. These Guineas were hardy and efficient, gaining well on the roughest of forage and producing the hams, bacon, and lard essential for subsistence farming."
We have found that AGHs are very docile and friendly. They quickly warm up to you and your family. Our children play with them in the pasture and the hogs love a good scratch behind the ears.
Mature butcher weight is reached at 15+ months of age. Juvenile hogs make great roasters.
These hogs are easy to handle. Their dark and thick coats prevent sunburn and protection from the elements. AGHs are not prone to many diseases common among the commercial breeds. Their slow growth provides excellent marbling in their meat. Called by many, "The best pork you will ever eat."
(A passel is a group of Hogs.)
Meet our hogs!
Hamlet is our AGHA registered boar.
Cotton is a 2 year old sow who is a great mother.
Rose is Cotton's sister and on her first litter.
Ophelia is our registered Gilt. She is a loving pig who will have her first litter Spring 2022.
Anne is a Kune Kune with a dash of AGH. We estimate she is 1/16th AGH. She is orange with black spots.