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Pot Bellied Pig for Dinner?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 07:55:40 AM »
I am considering trapping the family of pot bellied pigs that were dropped off on the road and are roaming in our woods and confining them to areas where I want to clear stumps and eradicate ragweed. Does the meat from pot bellied pigs taste any different from big pigs?

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I had always raised farm hogs, but recently switched to Potbelly pigs - aka Asian Heirloom Hogs. I purchased from a PBP meat breeder. I have 2 gilts and a boar and when they start producing, I will be eating their children! -G-

The PBP pet sitting on the couch and sharing snacks with you will be a lard pig. The PBP raised outside and fed like a pig should be will be a bacon pig.

I know folks who have raised PBPs for years on pasture and prefer them for meat. The meat is so lean that they have to add fat when making HAMburger/sausage.

The true PBP will be about 120 pounds as an adult and will give about 50 - 60 pounds of meat, although they can also be butchered when smaller.

I would suggest if you keep the pigs you found, that you feed them for at least a month the way a pig should be fed before you butcher. The meat will be better.

The taste of any critters you raise to eat depends how you feed. Garbage in, garbage out!

Dual purpose -- you can also sell the youngsters as pets to buyers who want them.

The PBP doesn't root as deep as the big pigs.

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