OK THIS IS A TRUE STORY! Years ago family friends had a farm manager that supplemented his income by trapping or catching with hunting dogs wild pigs.Most of what he caught would be a mix of old time razorback & domestic pig gone wild,he was near a town called Mudgee which is prime farm country & a big wine district.
If he caught them young enough he would put them in a pen then give them a dose of all wormer & whatever else to kill parasites then just feed them up on whatever he could get cheap. The big ones would go to export market ,sent what we call short gutted,liver ,heart,lungs & kidneys in. I wouldnt eat one if you paid me!I hunted a few in my time, they stink.
Anyway hes feeding about 6 youngsters up in a pen on my friends farm,he' d get grain,vegetables from the throw out bins & reject breakfast cereal from the Kellogs factory sold in huge bags,cornflakes,rice crispies that had got overcooked etc. His mate rings him to let him know they are doing a demolition of a little hospital in a town about an hour away & they have found a full pallet of the high protein stuff in the tube that they feed you with if you are unfortunate enough to be in a coma .Use by date just passed does he want it? Does he ever. So in the truck gets it then proceeds to split the tubes mix it with cornflakes feed it to porkers.
These guys just go nuts. So xmas time they get slaughtered on farm, & I get invited to dinner when theres roast leg of ICU fed pig. Never had pork like it before or since,cooked by my friend who was a trained chef,skin off,fat trimmed to get some of the gamey taste off. Truly spectacular probablly illegal now. But this not so big on rules. Never to be repeated but thought you might dig it.