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pot belly pig

this may sound weird to some but i want to know can you eat a pot belly pig there are so many of them for free in our local penny saver so why pass up free meat

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I have never eaten PBP but have heard that they are very good and the meat has a sweet taste to it. Most of them that you will find will be very over weight...give it a try and let us know what you think...
My friends dad knew someone that butchered up 3 of them one time and they said it wasn't worth the trouble . Too much fat and not enough meat . The person that butchered them ate strange stuff ( strange to me , goat , tripe , cows head etc. ) . I had one for 10 years and she finally stopped eating and drinking so I had a vet come to put her to sleep . The needle she used to give her stuff to knock her off her feet was only about 4 or 5 inches long and wouldn't get through the fat so the medication wasn't working as it should because it wasn't getting in the muscle . The vet probably gave her about 6 doses and she said one dose puts a horse off it's feet . Once the pig fell over she gave her a tiny shot of something else into a vein in her ear and in about 10 seconds she was gone .
When I got mine I had to drive from Paw Paw , MI to Saginaw , MI to get her . About a 3 hour drive .
after haring that story it made my kinda not want to cook one that was a said story and gross thinking about all that fat
Kinda reminds me of Soilent Green (YUK):(-
I just grind the whole thing up and make my sausage with it. Add it to hamburger for sandwiches and meat loaf and you will be hooked.
No one could possibly tell the difference one it is ground. When i made ham they just thought it was a small pig.
Yum Yum
And the meat is Free
Karl
what do u feed a PBP if its a pet dogfood?
I feed my PBP Scaps. Bread Lettuce apples. If you are raising one for food you can feed Alstock type of food. If for a pet you can spend even more $$ and by a special blend of food the petstore sells for Pot Belly Pigs. Regardless what you are raising it for. Just like a regular large pig you do not want to over feed.
I Butcher and grind the whole pig as the hams and bacon would be on the small size. Most people over feed their pets so that is where you get to much fat.
A Free pig and 50 to 60lbs of ground pig meat. That is a good deal and a whole lot easier then butchering up a 500 lb pig. As far as the meat tasting different no way. It is still just a pig.
For adding to sausage and for making Breakfast you just cant go wrong.
Karl
No do not feed Dogfood. It is to rich and you will just end up with a very fat pig.
It is a lot cheaper to just by All stock and or Grain
I am with Exhausted. While I have never eaten one, a pig is a pig is a pig. Fire up the smoker!
SM
Well, I feel it's like eating your faithful Buddy , your Dog , again , like Solient Green:(=**
Dang!! I saw one running out on the streets in town the other day. Guess I should have stopped and grabbed it.
man! you should have taken that little pig wee wee all the way home
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