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Guinea Hog: here’s the scoop

threats

Guinea hogs were once the most numerous pig breed found on homesteads in the Southeast, but have since become rare as the habitat of the homestead hog disappeared.

Species

Guinea Hog

Scientific name

Sus scrofa

Habitat

Suited to inhabit a wide variety of environments and will do better than most breeds on low grade forage. They are hardy, efficient, small in size and have a gentle temperament.

Diet

Guinea hogs were expected to forage for their own food, eat rodents and other small animals, grass, roots, nuts, and clean out garden beds.

life expectancy

10 – 15 years

Did you know?

The guinea hog is a true American heritage breed of domestic farm pig, perhaps over 200 years old. They developed as a landrace breed throughout the southeastern United States.

Range

Farms

Conservation status

Threatened according to The Livestock Conservancy