American Guinea Hog: A Small Pig Breed for Homesteaders

A heritage hog breed, the American Guinea hog may be the best pig for your small homestead. Raise these hogs on pasture for superb meat and charcuterie.

Chef Craig Deihl
Chef Craig Deihl at Cypress restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, compares a Guinea ham (left) and a Tamworthham. Cuts from the Guinea hog may be just the right size for smaller families.
Photo by Jeannette Beranger