Hello, I am new here and I wanted to ask a question........ I am thinking of raising some pigs, breeding, and sending a few off to butcher. I have never raised pigs before so I need some help. Here is my questions.... Is there a breed that is better for begginers?? How many should I start with? What age should I get them at?? One thing I am really concerned about is that most people I talk to tells me I don't want to breed pigs and trust me I have heard some horror stories.....like mama pigs eating her babies (I really don't want to see that!), piglets always excaping, etc. I also heard that you do not want to butcher a boar because it's meat won't be any good and you don't want a sow because if she is in heat when butcher her meat won't be any good!! HELP!! What do I want to get then??? Can someone please give me some ideas on this subject. I really do want to try to do some breeding, to me it seems it would be more profitable. Thanks for any help you can provide.