Husband and I are thinking about raising a couple of pigs for the freezer. After reading all about the cow problems lately thought we would give it a try. We would put them into a buck house and outside pen that we have used in the past for our buck goats. This way they would be outside and able to go inside if the weather is bad. I am confused to tye kind/type to buy. Does it really matter ?? Are there certains weights or sizes you should look for. And where should we buy ?? The auction houses or probably from local farmers ?? At what age do you butcher ? Any help you can give us would be appreciated...going to start my reading up on Raising Pigs ! Wish US luck !!