Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mangalitsa Piglets Running in the Snow

Here's a video of Mangalitsa piglets running around in the snow.

I want to slaughter 10 of these in January and sell them. They'll be about 6 months old and should be very good for fresh meat - e.g. frying, roasting, grilling, etc. They aren't recommended for cured products - they are too young.

They only weigh about half the weight of modern breeds - 120# versus 220#. Of course, their meat is substantially more marbled and flavorful than that of modern hogs.

1 comment:

Linda said...

When you slaughter an older pig for cured products, are you able to use the entire pig?

Are you ever able to use a pig for both fresh meat and cured products? I'm thinking of a family pig, and it'd be nice to have both without having two pigs.