The Myth of the Mini Pig


| 3/27/2019 9:25:00 AM


 

In 2018, we were setting up our farm and received a homeless pig. This very small pig was labeled as a "mini pig" and while we were ecstatic, we had no idea just what we were getting into. We fell in love with her but were expecting something a little less strenuous than meat hogs.

My Experience with Pigs

Growing up, I raised and showed Yorkshire meat hogs. My pig, Houdini, was known for escaping anything you put her in. If it had a latch, she would find her way out. She went off to slaughter soon after show season was completed. I was upset but knew that this was a part of life. Houdini, had an awesome personality. She would always roll over for tummy rubs and bathed well. She was also very smart in the show ring. If you work with them, they pick up easily on cues.

Back to the Main Story

After some researching we found out that our little "Porkchop" was a Vietnamese potbelly. After even more research, we found that Porkchop would definitely not max out at 25-50 pounds. We soon learned that pigs are a lifetime commitment and can continue to grow for 5 years. Our porkchop was very small when we got her and looking back, she was a lot younger than what we were originally told. 







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