Frequent question: Can you eat a Vietnamese pot bellied pig?

A potbelly pig can certainly be eaten, just as any pig (or even dog LOL) can be eaten. However, potbelly pigs have been bred totally differently than the regular commercial pigs.

Are Vietnamese pigs edible?

Yes, I find them the tastiest of all pigs. But they are very different from regular hogs meaning many farmers aren’t growing them properly. If the pot-bellies are confined to limited space and fed regular pig feed they become very fat meaning more lard than meat. Some people like it this way though.

Do potbelly pigs make good bacon?

I’m ashamed to say he had a LOT of fat on him, but we’ll use it for sausage when the cows are butchered, so it certainly won’t go to waste. The cheeks and belly make excellent bacon, too. We roll the belly meat so the bacon isn’t so thin, and doesn’t dry out in the smoker.

Can you get sick from a pot belly pig?

“Animals can transmit disease to people, but pigs are no more dangerous than any other kind of livestock.” Pigs can carry ringworm or bacteria that cause intestinal illnesses in humans.

Can I eat my potbelly pig?

A potbelly pig can certainly be eaten, just as any pig (or even dog LOL) can be eaten. However, potbelly pigs have been bred totally differently than the regular commercial pigs. Potbelly pigs are pet pigs these days. They were once considered a lard pig.

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Can you butcher a potbelly pig?

Potbelly pigs are pet pigs these days. They were once considered a lard pig. They are not good for meat, instead they put on tons of fat and very little muscle, leading to an amazing lard harvest and very little meat. If you want meat, I would not bother with a potbelly.

What is the purpose of a potbelly pig?

Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are popular pets due to their smaller size, lack of shedding, and tough skin, which resists fleas and parasites. They can be trained to the same extent as a dog and can even be house broken. Pigs in general help turn over soil, promoting new plant growth.

Can you butcher Juliana pigs?

They call them Asian Heritage Hogs as it is less upsetting to the pet crowd. If you raise them for meat, control the diet because they will put on a lot of fat if they get too much of the wrong food to eat. With correct diet, they are good for meat and rumored to be delicious.

Can you eat an old pig?

Older pigs (sows and boars) are eaten all the time. They are tougher and have a stronger taste, and don’t make it into ‘prime-cut’ category, but rather into processed meat products (sausages, pies, stews).

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