What's the Difference Between Farm Raised Pigs and Wild Boar?
The main differences between the two are diet and exercise. Farm raised pigs are given feed that consists mostly of corn and soybeans along with grains like wheat. Supplements are sometimes added as well. Although this feed gives them energy and keeps them growing, it doesn't offer a wide variety of nutrients.
These animals are generally contained in areas that don't give them a lot of room for movement and exercise.
Wild boar, on the other hand, live on a diverse diet. This can include nuts, acorns, seeds, roots and fruit...along with proteins like deer, quail, squirrels and small reptiles. This gives them a much higher level of nutrition than farm raised pigs.
Additionally since they're feral, wild boar freely roam and run, giving them a totally different muscle and fat composition as compared to farm raised pigs.