Cascade Meadows Farm in Oregon is proud to be one of the first West Coast farms to breed the rare American Guinea Hog. 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 have declined in number due to the move toward industrial sized breeds and confinement pork production.
We chose to 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 feed that would otherwise go to waste. They complement our other livestock and round out our holistic multi-species pasture management practices.
The American Guinea Hog is an extremely rare breed that we are excited to have on our farm. Cascade Meadows Farm is committed to preserving this unique American hog for use by future generations of small farmers.