America’s Original Homestead Hog
Our love for the American Guinea Hog is all wrapped in lard. The original fat our ancestors used for generations to cook and clean with. The Guinea Hog’s small compact size–for a pig anyway, calm temperament, and built in rototill skills make them very useful on a small farm. We wouldn’t have hogs if it weren’t for this breed! We are thankful, even when our boots don’t keep the mud out, breed preservation via the American Guinea Hog Association and The Livestock Conservancy worked together to save this breed from extinction. The breed started with a measly 11 founder hogs with some already heavily related and a critical status with The Livestock Conservancy. In 2014 The Livestock Conservancy reported the American Guinea Hog had successfully moved from Critical to Threatened Status.
Our foundation hogs have drastically changed with 9 new hogs joining the farm in July and August 2022! Yes, 9! There’s a couple more additions to add next spring depending on what the upcoming litters produce. We’ll be working on getting pig-tures of everyone and adding the various branches needed on the website this fall/winter.
Fundamentally, temperament and structure are number one and two and given equal weight. Our goal along with those guidelines is to create distinct bloodlines with the use of extensive line-breeding and very carefully planned out-crossing. The herd will have a number of initial breed backs to sire or sow and half sibling breeding’s. If anyone is familiar with the Evania herd in dairy goats our pig lines will follow that example extensively.
Want to take a nose dive into the Evania herd? Take a trip over to ADGA Genetics and dig in. We suggest
Proud member of the American Guinea Hog’s Association