Meat quality in older pot bellied pigs?

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I met a family that is in desparate need to rehome 3 pot bellied pigs for free. Ages between 3-6 yrs of age. One gilt. One barrow. One boar. I understand that this breed is more fatty. Otherwise, any issues or feedback with consuming pot bellies of this age?
 

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I had AGH and can say, excellent pork. They are not as fatty as a pot belly. Rather a good layer on outer carcass and light marbling in meat. Mine were about 14 months at butcher. Yes, pot belly can be consumed...have been for years in some countries.

If you are thinking to get these for free meat, just be aware of dealing with excess fat throughout the carcass.
 

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The layered can...marbled portion no. Can't get to it except when cooking, normally. Then, you don't have "clean" lard or you have to water it, recook etc. But ok for cooking some things.

Not like the pretty pie crust lard. 😁
 

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She's full grown and I'm not good at guessing weight. Maybe 150#. Juliana? Juliana / pot belly cross?
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