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Older pigs for meat

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 am
by Andy
Can anyone please advise if pigs of 3 years old are any good for meat?
Thank you

Re: Older pigs for meat

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 pm
by simon
yes is the simple answer.
If they are particularly fat, then thats not ideal. Also the younger any animal is the more tender its meat will be. So older animals will tend to need slower cooking. For this reason a lot of people tend to butcher the younger stock and sausage the older ones.

Re: Older pigs for meat

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:54 am
by Andy
Thanks Simon