In 2020 we brought our first pregnant, AGH, sow to the farm. It is our first-time breeding and farrowing pigs. We are very excited to add this heritage breed to our homestead and to be able to raise this delicious, good quality meat. American Guinea hogs are unique to the United States and this heritage breed of pigs has a delectable, amazing flavor profile. Their fat is a creamy, melts-in-your-mouth delight! Bite into a freshly-cooked AGH pork chop and you will encounter morsels of crisp, yet succulent fat and layers of luscious, tender meat. AGH pork is often described as sweet and buttery. It is moist and tender—even when reheated.
The American Guinea Hog is a lard hog that produces extraordinarily-flavored pork suitable for traditional cuts and enough fat to create excellent charcuterie! It is also an amazing pig for your pig roasts, it is said that they self-baste while roasting!
Our hogs will live weight will be between 150 to 170 pounds. On average, one can expect to harvest 50-65% of the live hog weight when choosing traditional cuts. The percentages increase when more of the hog is used (i.e., bone broth, scrapple, head cheese, jowl bacon, etc.)
We are currently offering our hogs at a flat rate price of $500, processing is an extra cost. We are taking $100 deposits, which is deducted from your final price to us of $500.
Processing fees on average are estimated to look like this:
Slaughter Fee $50 (divided between parties if buying a half)
Cut and Wrap Fee $.60/lbs
Sausage/Brat/Italian Sausage Fee $. 75 – $1.45/lbs
The sausage fee varies based on what you desire. For instance, brats can be made with cheese which will impact the cost per pound.