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Euro Cross Meat Boars

A few years ago, we became aware that there was a need to have a less expensive boar hunt, that focused more on the quality of the meat, but could be taken in a hunting situation. So we developed our Russian cross meat boars. A Russian is a cross between a Pure European wild boar, and something else anyway. We started purchasing Tamworth gilts(females), to breed with our pure European wild boars. A Tamworth is an old English breed of swine, that does very well living and having their pigs right out in the open fields and woods of Europe. We find that these sows are excellent mothers, and raise larger litters of much faster growing pigs than our Pure Europeans. Because they have larger litters and grow much faster when we cross these with a Pure wild boar, we can sell the hunts for much less that the Pure European wild boar. These hogs have much more fat marbled through their meat, which means much better tasting meat with less of a "gamey" flavor.

We don't recommend that you get one of these boars mounted, however many people have skull mounts done with these boars. The weight on these hogs are a little bit bigger that our pure European wild boar. These Russian cross meat boars will weigh between 225 and 275 lbs. These boars will range in color from solid black, black with dirty white on them somewhere, solid Red, Red with dirty white on the somewhere, or some variation of spotted. When you cross any kind of domesticated hog with a pure wild boar, that dirty white more often that not comes out somewhere. These boars have spent all of their lives on one of our farms, or on our preserve in open fields and in the woods.  We sell more of these boar hunts than anything else. Everyone loves the meat from these boars.

 

Southern Ohio Hunting Preserve 31625 Goose Creek Road McArthur OH 45651 (740)-596-5917