Cascade Meadows Farm in Oregon is proud to be  the first Western US  
farm to breed the  American Guinea Hog and to save them from near
extinction.  The American Guinea Hog is a unique North American
heritage breed.  They are noted for their small size, intelligence, docile
and friendly temperaments, and their ability to produce outstanding meat
and flavorful lard on pasture and forage.  American Guinea Hogs enjoyed
popularity on small U.S. farms in the Nineteenth Century, but  nearly went
extinct due to the move toward industrial sized breeds and confinement
pork production.

We raise the American Guinea Hog at Cascade Meadows Farm
because of their manageable size, gentle natures and sustainable
foraging abilities. These characteristics make them ideally suited for a
small family farm like ours.  These hogs fill a functional niche on our farm,
producing outstanding natural pork on forage and also farm and kitchen
scraps  that would otherwise go to waste. They complement our other
livestock and round out our holistic multi-species pasture management

The American Guinea Hog is a rare heritage breed that we are proud to
have played an instrumental role in saving  from extinction.  Cascade
Meadows Farm continues to lead the effort to  preserve this unique
American hog for use by future generations of small farmers, and we love
helping other farmers get started with this breed by providing breeding
pairs of hogs and all the advice you'll need.
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