Ralph the 900 lb Boar: part 1 ... An Update
After an exhaustive search, Blue Hill has learned that the 7-year old, mostly Landrace boar was camera shy; no photographs exist. None. Zilch.
So, picture this: True to his heritage, Ralph was waist high and exceptionally long and lean in body, heavy - read meaty - in the hams and the loins. Because of his age and, well, his gender, it was necessary to castrate Ralph before slaughter. Seven months ago, local Penn Yan farmers drew on techniques learned in their native Mexico to perform the procedure safely, free of anesthesia and with very little stress to the boar.