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Old 08-23-2018, 12:50 PM
Location: equator
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Originally Posted by Pyewackette View Post
The hogs they breed for bacon are not the same as other hogs. Tamworths spring to mind as a bacon hog, but that's a heritage breed. Not sure which commercial breeds they raise for bacon.

But given how hot it is there, I doubt they're raising much in the way of typical USian commercial hogs. Maybe some variety of Guinea hogs, which came from Africa, or other breeds adapted to hot weather. Many such breeds are a lot closer to wild boars than other domesticated hogs. I did note that OSU's breed web pages list NO breeds of swine in South America, just horses, fowl, cattle, and llamas. Oh, and sheep and goats.

Your cattle all look like Brahmas because Brahmas are THE hot weather bovine. Nearly all, if not all, hot weather cattle have a lot of Brahma in them, if they're not just straight Brahma to start with.
Thanks, Pyewackette; that's really interesting. The other cuts of pork are excellent; right now I'm marinading pork loin. That has been consistently good. I sure didn't know "bacon hogs" were different!

The other weird thing is that I don't like any of the fish here, none of the local stuff, even fresh off the boat. My theory on that is because they are all warm-water fish. Boy, do I miss my wild Alaskan salmon. We used to have that a few times a week!

Plus, tuna is king but there's no albacore!
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:56 PM
Location: Richardson, TX
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
Don't know how to cook bacon?
Here is instruction:


Funny, but I much prefer to bake bacon now
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