We will be getting Hereford (pronounced her-fur-d) hogs at the end of summer, from Nebraska. A bred gilt and a weaning boar. With the gilt being bred, she'll be due by the end of fall or beginning of winter. A gilt is a female hog who has never been bred before. If she had been bred before, she would be called a sow.

You may notice our "breeding pair" trend. That is partially because we are self-sustaining and partially because it is very hard to find others nearby who have a male we could use to breed our females - of any species.

The hogs were bought from Meadowlark Farm.

Reference for research: 
Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs by Kelly Klober

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