I have a Large Welsh sow, coming up to 2 years old now. I had hoped t breed from her, but last autumn she produced a litter of 1 (one!), delivered 1 week early and immediately ate the piglet before I could get to it.
Before this she was very poor at coming into season and this has been the story since also. I think the time has come to cut my losses and get rid of her.
I know that porkers are usually slaughtered quite young, but does anybody have any experience of butchering a pig at this age?
Will the meat be good for anything other than sausage-meat or can I expect good quality 'huge' joints?