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Pigs eating wild onions

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thunderheart, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. thunderheart

    thunderheart Newbie

    I don't know if this is the right forum but if not maybe someone here can point me in the right direction.  I have two Yorkshire feeders nearing processing weight. The have been running in a wooded 2 acre paddock (mostly oak and history) for several months and fed culls from local produce stands and a hog finisher mixed at a local mill.   Today I rotated them back to a paddock where they where when they were smaller for eventual loading/transport/slaughter.  They immediately started eating a crop of wild onions that covered the place in their absence.  I'm wondering if these strong flavored herbs will effect the flavor of the meat.  I know other things like acorns can make the meat bitter for instance, or at least that's what I've heard.

    Any advice or insight?


  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dallas i would thing they would need to be on that diet for a prolonged amount of time for it to change the meat flavor.