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Monday, May 1st, 2006

Pig Milk

A friend sent me this and I thought it was pretty damn funny:

http://blarthox.com/letters/pages%20and%20menus/industry.html

Or pure genius. I can’t quite tell…

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38 Responses to “Pig Milk”

  1. Gustad Mody says:

    on your bacon rating system… how can you have too much Pork Flavor?

  2. Eddie Lin says:

    To get pork flavored milk I simply dunk my breakfast patties in my milk like a donut. It’s a great way to start the morning!

  3. megwoo says:

    Ha ha! I totally agree with you Gustad.. there really isn’t such a thing as too much pork flavor.

  4. megwoo says:

    Eddie, You are so funny. And yes, that would be a great way to start any day!

  5. Dr. Biggles says:

    Well, been looking in to this over the last few days. Even contacted Taylor over at Fatted Calf. While there are a few of us that would totally love piggy butter and some fancy pig cheese, there’s quite a few reasons why we don’t have pig milk.
    Personally, I don’t think there’s that many people that would want the job of manually milking a pig. While the do have nipples, they don’t have udders. Then there’s the fact that there’s no machine or technology for milking something with that many nipples. PIgs produce far less milk per day than a cow does, maybe 5x or so. And as it turns out, pigs cannot reproduce when they’re lactating, so that’s a problem for producers. I also think there’s some biblical problems with it as well. I just don’t see pig milk coming to market any time soon. Feh.

    Biggles

  6. J. Slab says:

    Inspirational stuff….just terrif.

    humbly yours,
    –The Porkchop Express

  7. Beth says:

    How about some bacon band-aids?

  8. megwoo says:

    Hey Dr. Biggles,
    Did you happen to read the response letter from the Pork Quality Assurance Intern? It goes into all the details… pretty informative!

  9. megwoo says:

    Hey Beth,
    Yes, I have the bacon band-aids… and I love ‘em!

  10. J. Slab says:

    y’know, the more i think about this the harder it is to believe that the french don’t take advantage of high-fat pig milk. in a pot au pig creme or something.

  11. This is all udder nonsense… ;©)

  12. GollyG says:

    Why-o-Why can’t I have pig’s cheese. I so want to try it now.

  13. megwoo says:

    Awww, Eddie. I miss me too! Ha ha. I’m in the process of clearing my plate (so to speak), so hopefully I’ll have some time to write in the near future!!

  14. megwoo says:

    Kevin, That burger sounds FANTASTIC!

  15. megwoo says:

    I agree! I bet pig’s cheese would be out of this world.

  16. Yes I agree with you, this is indeed funny.
    Thank you for sharing pig milk with me.

  17. pig milk is all well and good but i just found bacon flavored water. okay, okay it’s for dogs and cats but – BACON flavored water!!

    check it out here.

  18. tom says:

    where are you?? I want more things on here to read! I like food speak! c’mooon!!!

  19. Duane says:

    The man asks a pertinent question. I’ve never thought about this.

  20. christine says:

    Hi! Not sure if you’ve already seen this, but thought of you immediately. Check out the bandages too! :)

    http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1733

  21. megwoo says:

    That bacon wallet is GREAT!!! Thanks for the heads up!

  22. Mosley says:

    OMG we need to extange links!!!!! I LOVE BACON… comtact me asap.

    Thanks love the site!

  23. Tom says:

    DID YOU DIE?? I LOVE BACON! WHYYYYY??

  24. loree says:

    I love the intern’s sign off: “I encourage you to think about developing a pig milking machine as you eat your bacon in the fixture.” What is this fixture where you eat your bacon? Is it like a confessional booth? Or an automated bacon feeding machine? I know it’s a typo – but I think we could go somewhere with this!

  25. joe mama says:

    the lactate of swine is divine!

  26. Maria says:

    Hah, those letters were SO hilarious! The thought of drinking pig’s milk seems foul and strange – but it was such a good question to ask! Also, I’m giving the intern an A+ for his response – well-researched and thorough! That information was enlightening indeed!

  27. Aaron Tucker says:

    Whoa… bacon flavored milk.. I often dip bacon in a tall glass of chocolate milk, and have been doing it for as long as I can remember, but now, thanks to BaconSalt my milk won’t get so greasy!

  28. piggy n mashimaro says:

    luv pig milk. hehe. cute! :)

  29. Jorge Ascencio says:

    I have heard that people who drink pig’s milk get mentally il inmediately is that a fact or an urban legend? is pig’s milk toxic for the brain????

  30. TJ says:

    A friend of mine has tried PIGS CHEESE while on holiday: http://www.lifeinitaly.com/food/raresttuscancheese.asp

  31. Speaking as a pastured pig farmer with about 40 sows about a decade of dealing with these issues I’ll try and provide some real world background. No, I have not, yet, made pig cheese although my daughter wants to try. But on to the facts:

    Pigs can reproduce when they are lactating. We have several sows who will jump the fence to get to the boars in order to breed several days after they farrow. They then gestate while continuing to nurse their current batch of piglets and go on to produce another nice large litter. Blackie, one of our sows who is renowned for this, produces three litters a year, much more than most sows, because she does this. She has jumped four foot fences to get to the boars, and then jumped back, all while fully bagged up.

    The flavor of what an animal eats can come through in the milk – just wait until the next time the cows get into the onions to experience this (awful!). Pigs on pasture produce a sweet milk.

    Pigs do have udders, in fact ours have fourteen to sixteen teats all in one nice long udder that looks very cow like. The teat count is the real reason you don’t find pigs milk in the store or pig cheese – you would have to have a machine that milks all of those teats and that is a lot more setup and cleanup. The advantage of cows is just four teats. We have sows that bag up just as much as cows. Take a gander at these lovely ladies each of which would make an entertainment star blush:

    http://images.google.com/images?q=site:flashweb.com+petra

    http://images.google.com/images?q=site:flashweb.com+blackie

    http://images.google.com/images?q=site:flashweb.com+torn

    Pigs will hold still for milking once trained. Sheep, goats and cows must also be trained and you would be well advised to restrain your cow’s tail and hind feet. An advantage of sows is they don’t kick you in the head. Pigs do have naturally long tails, just like cows so keep that in mind.

    Pigs do produce copious amounts of milk. Sometimes we milk our sows to get milk for piglets. I have milked Petra Pig and Anna Pig, some of our larger sows, and I was getting heavy squirts of milk that shot six feet (gotta have a little fun) and would scare a barn cat. The sows, off of just one teat, produced more milk than I had the patience to gather and she still had over a dozen more to go. There is a reason piglets grow so fast – their mother’s milk is high in fat, high in protein and copious in volume.

    Cheers

    -Walter Jeffries
    Sugar Mountain Farm
    Pastured Pigs, Sheep & Kids
    in the mountains of Vermont
    Read about our on-farm butcher shop project:
    http://SugarMtnFarm.com/butchershop
    http://SugarMtnFarm.com/csa

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