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Hogs Gone Wild
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

I wish it was a sow, Vince. Once the boars get above 150 pounds, their meat is tainted with hormones - we call it boartang. They smell as bad on the inside as they do on the outside. My processor fries the fat on a boar as a test. If the frying fat smells good, he will process it. This one was left for the buzzards and coyotes. A big reduction in the local sperm count when I dropped this one.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

When the export pork market was strong here top dollar was paid for boars over 100-120kg
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
I wish it was a sow, Vince. Once the boars get above 150 pounds, their meat is tainted with hormones - we call it boartang. They smell as bad on the inside as they do on the outside. My processor fries the fat on a boar as a test. If the frying fat smells good, he will process it. This one was left for the buzzards and coyotes. A big reduction in the local sperm count when I dropped this one.

My grand-dad would call that Wangdoodle pork when they got too big before being cut.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

WOW...I wasn’t aware of that Slim. Oh well, as you say, a big reduction in the gene pool with the removal of this guy.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

SJ, these old boars are used in Germany to make sausages because their meat is so dry. You know these red sausages which are smoked and dried (and contain a lot of preservatives - and pepper)?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

Aloys, sausage is the only thing he might have been good for but the preference around here is to use to process only the sows when they get above 150 pounds.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

yip the best eating pork is a sow under 100lb or a boar under 80lb....Ive eaten heaps of boars in the 140-180lb bracket without issue....there are a few tricks to it....will PM you slim as a tad P.G.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Hogs Gone Wild Reply with quote

I suspect it has a lot to do with what they are eating. My last bore was well over 300 and it was great eating. Lots of acorns (way too many, getting tired of walking on them, and a bunch of pecans, hazelnut, hickory nuts, persimmon, wild grape, mulberry, crab apples, all planted to feed the critters.However, it's a lot like eating a 5 year old rooster, it's all in the preparation. If I kill it I eat it. Further I have no idea what pigs eat in Texas, so I can't speak to their taste there.

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