What is the best pig breed to raise for meat? There are many breeds of meat pig, so finding the best breed will depend on what goals you have for your backyard pigs. The best pigs to raise for meat will change depending on how you raise them. Backyard pigs are going to put fresh, homegrown and delicious pork on your dinner table. Learn about Yorkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Meishan, Tamworth, Chester White and more.