We have been wanting another American Guinea Hogs sow for quite some time. We kept going back and forth on whether to purchase a registered or an unregistered sow. When we found this lovely lady we knew she was right for our ranch.
She is 2 years old, unregistered and just had a litter of 11 pigs! She is long bodied which is great for breeding and meat. She also has the shorter nose that is more adapted to pasture grazing. We have re-named her Penelope, “Penny” for short! It goes along with our other sow Pippa and her baby Pirate.
She was being raised by the 8th grade class at a local Waldorf School. The sow is very well socialized and so were all her piglets.
The 5th grade class came out to help get her into our trailer.
It took little bit of grain as a treat but we were able to load her up along with 3 of her gilts to take to a neighboring farm.
We are excited to see how her and our boar George do! Hopefully we will have a litter of babies in April! If you are interested in learning more about the American Guinea Hog please check out our website.
Also, we are entertaining the idea of raising finished hogs here at our ranch. If this is something that interests you, please contact us for more information.