Top 10 Pig Breeds for Beginners

If you’re just getting started with pig farming, there is nothing to worry about because there are many pig breeds that make good first-time animals. Check out which pig breed is ideal for you.


As a  beginner pig farmer, you will appreciate its medium size and friendly nature. Thus an excellent breed as starter pigs. They also have some of the tastiest meat around.


They are the least aggressive of pig breeds, thus an excellent breed for beginner pig farmers. Durocs grow faster compared to other pig breeds.

Red Wattle

The Red Wattle pig is a hardy breed and an excellent forager, thus easy to feed. They are beginner-friendly because of their docile nature, and they do well in confined spaces.


They have been selectively bred for an incredibly long body and large litters of piglets, allowing for a relatively high growth rate and efficiency in raising young.