Hi, I'm new to this forum, I'm in mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon and I and my neighbor have AGH. The only complaints I have raising AGH are that the babies are small enough to scoot through cattle panels, and that the bellies are thinner than "big pink pigs." I end up brining skinned bellies, then rolling and tying before putting the bacon into the smoker. It comes out round, and I just cut out circles to fry. The cheeks make good bacon, too.
I have pure AGH and AGH/PBP crosses. I've had remarkable response to selling weaners this fall, though. I still have 2 pigs yet to farrow, but all the other piglets are already sold. And yes, we do eat them, we butcher entirely ourselves, and they're excellent meat.
Hmm, I can't seem to get back to see people's responses, so I don't know the name, but the person who wanted lard for soap making? If you're still interested, let me know, as I have a couple sacks in the freezer.