Spring of 2018 was the first large harvest of our American Guinea Hogs. We butchered two boars, one older (4 years) and a yearling. Remarkably, we got over 170 pounds of meat from the two after processing. The yearling only weighed in at about 100 pounds, if I recall. The boar was closer to 200. American Guinea Hogs are a small breed of lard pig so the harvest was really decent, in our opinion. We got a lot of ground sausage and chops, hams, bacon and more.
And the doggies got a bag of little scraps and bones and they were very very thrilled.
One of the first meals we made with our own pork was breaded, fried pork cutlets and they were super good. Richer in flavor than I recall supermarket pork to be. Just a darker red meat, almost like beef. We had a friend interested in a half of the yearling and the rest we cleaned out one of our chest freezers and filled it to the brim! We also gifted some to the girl’s dad and family. And friends! When you process a couple animals, it’s time to share the bounty. I believe everyone was quite happy to receive good, decently raised pork.
Miss Evee took to protecting the meat box. She takes her job as farm dog very seriously.
Maggie made up some fries and we had a lovely lunch the day the pork came home!Pin It