Josh Davis tends to his hog herd on his farm in Pocahontas, Ill. Once a popular breed, there are now only a few hundred American mulefoot hogs left. David Kovaluk/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption toggle caption David Kovaluk/St. Louis Public Radio The Salt Illinois Farmers Put Rare Pig Back On Dinner Table To Save It From Extinction St. Louis Public Radio October 31, 2018 The American mulefoot hog was once popular, but began to die out in favor of fast-growing breeds suited to confinement. But some farmers hope to renew interest in the hogs — by getting them on menus.