This is our first year raising pigs. We wanted to pasture raise them supplemented with non GMO feed. We found a breeder that raised their pigs the same way. We purchased 2 piglets and asked about deworming. He gave us a great story about how dewormers are over used and they have never had worms so they don't use a dewormer. It all sounded great...our pigs are now almost 6 months old and around 200 lbs. (We measured them and used the formula we found online to calculate their weight.) We are getting ready to butcher them tomorrow so we moved them yesterday into a pen close to where we will be slaughtering them so they have a couple days to get used to it before hand. So they are not stressed by being moved the day of. Well one of them did not want to be moved and was very stressed. During the move we noticed about a foot long roundworm hanging from it's butt. I have been looking for info online and most everything talks about the dangers of trichinosis and how to freeze meat or cook it completely to kill them. Most everything on roundworms is about deworming beforehand. Our pigs look and act healthy they eat well and have gained weight as the breeder said they would. The property we raise them on has not been used for farming for many years and when it was it was a potato farm for many years. So I'm guessing the pigs came to us with the worms. This is also our first year with goats but they have not been on the same pasture. So here's my newbie question. Do I need to worry about getting roundworms from eating the pork from our pigs? Should I deworm them first and delay slaughtering for the recommended dewormer time? Can my goats get roundworms if I put them on the pasture that my pigs were on this year?