I have a beautiful pure bred Tamworth gilt. I just want her to be a mother and I'm not interested in breeding her. I would but I wouldn't be able to eat her babies either. Ugh!
Last fall we butchered her brother and sister. I had 2 different buyers for her, they wanted to buy half each. Then they backed out on butchering day. They still wanted her but not right then. Long story short they decided they didn't want her. I took care of her all winter and now she is like a pet.
She's a great big girl, but I think she's lonely for other pigs.