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500 pound boar!

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by baymule, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Sep 29, 2018
    NH Homesteader

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    They do have it. Certain lines more than others. I spend a lot of time reading what the guinea hog folks say on FB lol
     
  2. Sep 29, 2018
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    Interesting - I didn't know that. I guess I'm lucky that I haven't had a problem!
     
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    Or you can't detect it, lol. Maybe you'll have someone over for dinner someday and they'll say ewwww! lol probably not. Some are breeding it out, which is helpful! I have read that durocs tend to have a high percentage of tainted boars so if anyone's looking for cheap boars, be careful with durocs!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Could be! I have shared it with other folks with no problems. Neighbor, son, daughter, mother in law and a lady at work. So far, so good! And, both times I took a boar right outta the pasture where he/they had been with females. Both were breeding age too. The two I've got penned up are away from females right now - so maybe they'll taste even better!

    I've got 3 barrows running the pasture right now - but they seem to be much slower growing than the boars. I can see them not being harvested until this time next year.
     
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    Man that's huge! Congrats on the raising, gonna feed you all for a long time to come.
     
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    sumi

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    I think she nearly does have meat for the rest of her life now! :hide @baymule not saying you're old or anything, but that is a LOT of pig!
     
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    baymule

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    If Wilbur has boar taint, I guess I will learn how to make salami and other spicy sausage. LOL I bet one pork chop will cover a plate, and we told them to package 4 to a package. We'll eat for a week off 4 pork chops! LOL
     
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    sumi

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    I'm hoping like mad he won't have that problem! I did some Googling on it, hoping to find cures, or recipes… All I did learn now is that it's also called "pissy pork" :confused: Apparently it's quite noticeable with fresh pork, you will know before you cook it. :fl
     
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    Ah... Let's all pray no taint!
     
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    baymule

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    Wilbur is home!!

    The freezer is PACKED!! The top and bottom shelves are beef, the rest is Wilbur!
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    We are taking two ice coolers to a neighbor’s this evening.

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    The pork chops are so big I might have to cut off the end to get them in the skillet! They are thawing now.

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    We just had pan sausage, delicious! Took bacon out of the oven, it is so good!! NO boar taint, no off smell or taste at all.

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    I might have taken a bite out of one....

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    Waiting
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    Chops!
     
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