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

5 piglets born today at TnF Farms

Piglets born at TnF Farms

To our surprise, early this morning, she released her hostages. “Minnie” is a very stout female named for very short legs and when she’s not being instinctually protective of her babies, she is a sweetheart. Her past piglets have been very healthy and grow into muscular linebackers that integrate well into our herd. If you are interested in getting registered or unregistered piglets to start your own pig farm or to grow out, piglets should be ready for purchase as soon as mid-January of 2024. Please contact us to start the conversation of how you want your pig(s).

Young American Guinea hog rooting for tree nuts

What’s in the Pork You Eat?

At TnF Farms, we believe what you feed your livestock has everything to do with what you get in return. We can taste the difference in our pork especially over commercially raised pork. Quality in means great animal health. Our pasture and forest raised pigs finished out are healthy weight with muscle tone and seem to have an overall energetic or spry take on life. Not just big, fat and lethargic.

American Guinea hog bacon, free range non GMO farm fresh eggs and potatoes

A Tasty, Easy Breakfast

Tim usually cooks breakfast. Before we called it an evening last night, I mentioned tomorrow morning, I’m making a favorite breakfast of mine. Today I’ll be making a country fried breakfast with most of the foods sourced from TnF Farms. I’m starting by frying up a package of our American Guinea hog bacon in an iron skillet. Now I have Tim hovering in the kitchen eating the bacon as fast as it comes out of my skillet.