Smaller pig breeds have become more prevalent in recent years as more people see the benefit of raising their own pork.
American Guinea hogs could be the best choice for homesteading families. The all-black, small-sized hog is a champion at foraging for food and requires little to no additional grain feeding.
In 2017, I raised two pigs as an experiment. I wanted to see how much work and cost goes into raising feeder pigs. The final cost of the pork was much lower then what the supermarket charges and the taste of the meat was superior.
What could be more fun and exciting than seeing a group of pasture piglets running through the warm, green grass of summer? Not much in my opinion!
The time frame for weaning pasture piglets varies from breed to breed. Not all breeds of pasture pigs mature at the same rate.