Breed Profile: Hereford Hog

The Hereford hog is a decent-grazing, easygoing breed that fattens easily and adapts nicely to most climates.



Hereford grower pigs reach slaughter weight of 250 pounds in 5 to 6 months, on less feed than most other breeds.
Photo by Mars Vilaubi
The Hereford hog is a flashily colored pig with a long neck; wide, dished face; medium-size, drooping ears; and a curly tail.
Illustration by Elayne Sears
“Homegrown Pork” by Sue Weaver is a comprehensive guide explaining how to humanely and safely raise a pig for meat in a backyard or on a small farm.
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