Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our New Boar

Our new boar Hector hails from a small farm up north in Penasco.  He is a Hampshire cross.  We've raised Hector from a wee little piglet.  He is a very friendly and happy fellow with an enormous personality.  As you can see, this gentle boar enjoys a good belly scratching.

The American National Swine Registry notes this is probably the oldest American breed of hogs. Importations of this hog breed were thought to have been made from Hampshire in England between 1827 and 1839.   Hampshire hogs are noted for being well-muscled and rapid growers, and for exhibiting good carcass quality when used as meat animals.

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