The hernia thread made me think about the big hog farmers who from time to time have a hog with a hernia. These are just as good to eat as any of his hogs. When he sends a load to a slaughter house, they will cut the pig from the others and cut the price drasticly. No good reason I can think of but they do. If you get aquainted with a hog farmer, you may be able to get these pigs at a very reasonable price.