I apologize in advance, I am no help but can't wait to hear how it turns out.
I have finally convinced the husband to get two feeder pigs to feed out this summer. So this will be our first year also. I just had two saved for us. I did not ask what kind they are, that wasn't even my worry. There isn't a whole lots of pigs around. They are two weeks now and won't come here until the end of April.
Last year I had so much extra milk from my milk cow and too many eggs. I was making cheese every day and it was keeping me out of the garden. My cats were sick of milk and scrambled eggs. So I need another out let. Last year I got a bucket calf but any kind of cattle right now is expensive.