Wild Feral Boar
Feral hogs are domestic hogs that either escaped or were released for hunting purposes. Very quickly the hog's domestic characteristics diminish and they develop the traits needed for survival in the wild. They can be extremely difficult to hunt, as they are vary wary and hide extremely well utilizing only the thickest brush, often times only coming out at night. The Feral hog can weigh well over 1000+ lbs in some cases. The wild hog can be quite aggressive like the Wild Boar, and will attack by charging if feel cornered. Meat from feral hogs is extremely tasty and much leaner than pen-raised pork.
Are Feral Breed Pigs Healthier for my Family?
All our Feral breed pigs are raised on natural pasture without the use of any antibiotics or steroids. In the kitchen, adequate micro marbling throughout the meat lessens the need for any unnatural fats to be added, which means you and your family are eating healthier.
How does a homemade tomato taste compared to one that is store bought? All people believe it’s just plain better. Feral breed pigs have a fine micro marbling throughout the meat, which equates to richer, deeper favour. Additionally, they are fed natural, indigenous diets throughout their lives, which adds to their wonderful favour.
Since we are not a farm, and keeping the tradition of a "Hunt" we chose to only offer two breeds of feral hog that have the disposition and nature of being "Wild ", plus have exceptional "Old World Style" meat quality. The two species of feral Hog are:
Tamworth, a reddish colour hog with a muscular top, rounded back, upright ears and a long snout. It is thought to be the most typical breed descended from the old indigenous species, the Old Giant Forest Hog of Africa/Europe. This hog is a very close relatives to the Wild Boar and their disposition proves this, as they are very wild and some people even call them 'Land Runners' as they are extremely quick, rugged and thrifty. It is one of the most popular feral hogs hunted in Australia. Over many hundreds of years this breed has not changed as this hog is good for dual purpose, his adaptability as a Feral game, and the quality flavorful Pork and Bacon. Known for its ample belly “aka the best bacon hog”, the Tamworth displays a trim jowl and underline with muscular hams.
This breed is one of the oldest pure breeds in the world. Still today It has maintained this status because at the end of the 18th Century, when many native breeds were 'improved' by crossing them with Chinese and Neapolitan stock, the Tamworth was not deemed fashionable and hence left alone. It is now therefore the oldest pure English breed and, as a result some consider it the missing link between Wild Boar and Domesticated Pork.
Large Black Boar
Originating from China, the Large Black is known for its taste, foraging skills and overall hardiness. Large Blacks have short black hair, wide shoulders and a long body. When harvested, even at an older age they have exceptional micro-marbling, short muscle fibres and excellent bellies that produce the best bacon and moist meat with that old world favour. Although, still no slouch, it's not as thrifty and wild as the Tamworth, but this breed will get much larger, and in lieu of being a "runner" he chooses to hide and learns quickly the most impenetrable hiding spots of the preserve, and how to evaded us. The Large Black has a slighly higher fat content than the Tamworth, but not as much as the Domestic White Hog.