Other than the obvious reasons, I am looking forward to the rooting that pigs are notorious for. We've fenced off an area that has horrible overgrown ivy, Himalayan blackberries (ouch)... it's a jungle. But it has the best sunlight on our property I will need more room for the vegetable gardens.
I also hear they like to eat slugs. Hehe. Revenge.
I have no idea what breed it is, but don't really care because we don't intend on breeding him. Considering how much meat we eat around here, well, the supply will probably last us years.
For New Year's, my resolution will be to buy no outside dairy products, including cheese and butter. I plan on replacing much of our butter with olive oil and lard, because it has a lower cholesterol, lower saturated fat, and one of the only foods containing vitamin D. I'm not really sure why lard gets such a bad rap.