Emma and Roscoe enjoying some winter pasture grazing.
Status: Threatened (less than 1,000)
The American Guinea Hog is a small pig, perfect for the family freezer with males weighing about 200lbs, and females around 150lbs. Their small stature makes them easy to handle for people new to pigs or with children. They are a lard-type pig that thrives in pasture grazing systems as they don't root!
While other small breed pigs are flashier in color and more popular, we are fond of the American Guinea Hog for their correct and healthy conformation, their easy going disposition, their ability to thrive on pasture, and their need for conservation.
Thomas Jefferson first recorded the Guinea Hogs in 1804 when their predecessors were brought over from Africa. They became the quintessential homestead hog in the southeastern United States due to their compact size and easy going disposition. With the decline of American homesteads, the American Guinea Hog fell out of favor.
In the 1980's, an isolated herd in the Southeast was discovered and conservation efforts have been underway to preserve this breed.
We are currently experimenting with unregistered stock, and hope to get into registered pigs as we move forward with this breed's conservation!