We have been raising hogs for our own consumption for three years now and this is the first time this has come up. The bacon, and we don't know how much of it, has a very irritable smell when it is cooked. Very strong smell. We haven't changed diet or raising pasture and we bought the pigglets at the same place all three years. The bacon seems to taste ok but a friend who used to raise hogs on a commerical basis said he couldn't eat it cause of the cooking smell. He also said it could be boar meat instead of our hogs. We have the hogs butchered at a local shop and that shop was sold last year to a new butcher who now sells his own meat. The old butcher did not sell meat. Could there have been a mixup at the butcher, even tho he says no? Could the smoke curing be bad or something like that? Any help please as we don't want to waste a lot of future meat if we are doing something wrong. Also if the butcher is suspect we don't want to keep using him. BTW The piglets are castrated when we buy them. Thank you in advance.