Tuesday, March 17, 2009

European Wild Boar

Our farm is committed to raising our hogs in wide open pastures, allowing them to roam freely and exhibit their innate behavior (again, our pigs get to be pigs!). So from the beginning, we wanted to raise breeds with good foraging abilities. 

We initially began with a herd of Tamworths, known for adapting well to pastures, and crossbred them with Duroc, Yorkshire, and Hampshire pigs. But, when it comes to thriving in our operation, the European Wild hogs take the cake. 

Watching these shaggy hogs is a hoot!