Who We AreWe're a family living in the heart of the Walla Walla valley. Wechildren mostly these days, along with a few chickens.
Please note that the Large Black Hog Association website address is www.largeblackhogassociation.org.
Why Large Black Hogs?
In my blog you can read the whole (long) story of how we became Large Black Hogs owners but the answer on the whole is fairly simple. We bought the farm. Well, a farm. With land that produces grass hay and/or grow 40-80 bushel of wheat an acre, we wanted animals that could take advantage of these resources efficiently. They needed to survive in temperatures from -10F to 105F. Large Black Hogs forage well, and do well on a mix of feeds. They root (all pigs do) but we've found they are far less destructive on fences, pastures and huts than some of the other pig breeds we have had living on the farm. Large Black Hogs are generally super mellow, which is a requirement as they have to get along with us and our other stock if they are to continue having a future on our farm. We're too small for much dedicated space, so we all need to get along! Large Black Hogs seemed like a great fit for us. And it's working out wonderfully. Since we can produce most of the feed stuffs (we do buy all natural, unmedicated chow as needed) on site we know how the animals and the feed they use is raised. That's really important to us.