American Guinea Hogs

Goat standing on a pig
guinea hog looking for more tree nuts
American Guinea hogs heritage breed
pigs getting the spa treatment
3 little pigs sleeping the afternoon away
american guinea hogs sunbathing

Livestock details

Our approach to raising American Guinea hogs is driven by a deep commitment to sustainability, animal welfare, and responsible farming practices. Our intentional decision to keep a small pig herd size is a reflection of our dedication to preserving and nurturing the natural grazing areas on our farm.

Lots of clean air and sunshine like nature intended

Currently, we have approximately 3 acres of carefully fenced pasture, forested areas, and creek bottoms where our pigs roam freely. This approach allows them to graze on real, unprocessed food. It also ensures they have access to diverse environments, from sunny pastures to cool forested areas and refreshing creek beds. To further enhance their well-being, we’ve created a man-made sand-bottom wallow. Our American Guinea hogs also have access to a natural spring, allowing them to cool off and enjoy a bit of mud as they please.

Our commitment to the welfare of our hogs extends to their shelter. Multiple well-constructed shelters are strategically placed across the pasture, providing our hogs with relief from the weather, be it rain, shine, or wind.

Healthcare for our hogs is a top priority. Regular veterinary maintenance ensures that they are in optimal health, and we take a proactive approach to disease prevention, minimizing the need for antibiotics or hormones.

Challenging stereotypes

It’s essential to challenge common misconceptions about pigs. While they are often stereotyped as “dirty” and “mean,” these traits are not inherent but rather situational. Pigs can be clean animals if they haven’t been rooting in the soil or cooling off in mud. They also do not defecate where they sleep. American Guinea hogs, in particular, are known for their mild temperament, and ours are no exception. Regular interaction with our hogs fosters a bond that makes them behave more like outside dogs, further challenging stereotypes and emphasizing their amiable nature.

At TnF Farms, our approach to raising American Guinea hogs is a testament to our values of sustainability, compassion, and ethical farming practices. We take great pride in providing our hogs with a nurturing and natural environment where they can thrive and lead contented lives.


  • Pasture and forest vegetation including roots, tree nuts and fruit
  • Wildlife and insects living in the grass and streams
  • Hay
  • Fruits and vegetables year round, pumpkin and squash in the fall
  • Supplemental freshly milled mineral blend from a local feed store

Details about the American Guinea Hog

  • The American Guinea hog is a Heritage breed
  • Smaller, black pigs with a good temperament
  • Adults can grow to 400 pounds
  • Great tolerance for the Florida weather
  • Flavorful, tender, darker pork
  • Excellent for bacon, charcuterie, sausages and lard

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Recent American Guinea Hog blog posts

A cartoon pig slurping a lemon smoothie

Growing lemons in Florida

When we bought the property that is now TnF Farms, we saw that there were some mature fruit trees on the property. We thought they may have been pears. No, they were lemons. The first late fall harvest, we were pretty excited. The lemons were big and bright yellow. We cut into one and it was full of seeds. We tried a couple of others and they were very seedy. Then we tasted one and discovered it wasn’t pleasantly tart, but punishingly bitter. No amount of sugar added to this fruit would make lemonade, lemon curd, or lemon bars.

Our goat tote is a sturdy livestock transporter that can be pulled with a small SUV.

Building our Goat Tote

It’s soon 2024. Perhaps you’ve been living under a rock. Let me prep you before you emerge from ignorant bliss. Everything costs more. Too much more. For some items the pricing is ridiculous. I have been on the lookout for a livestock trailer. For months, I have cruised Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and have concluded there are 2 kinds of used livestock trailers available in the open market right now:

Do you feed garbage to swine?

Feeding pigs food waste

In the beginning stages for TnF Farms, we did investigate this very subject. Food waste, also classified in this publication as garbage is free. There’s plenty of food waste available and pigs are not picky eaters. Ultimately we decided against it because we did not want our livestock living on stale, processed and rotting food. Much today’s human population is overweight and not in the best of health. Diabetes, hypertension, and other food related disease is more common now. Our decision to raise healthy, free ranging livestock was easy. Tim and I believe what’s wrong with everybody’s health is the GMO (genetically modified organism), processed and unnatural food that has become common now.