Pigs

How to Start Raising Pigs on Pasture
October 16, 2019 · · Pigs

The latest project here on our farm is raising pigs on pasture. In the last year and a half, seven litters of piglets have arrived, showed off how cute they …

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Wintering Pigs on Pasture
October 14, 2019 · · Pigs

What could be more fun and exciting than seeing a group of pasture piglets running through the warm, green grass of summer? Not much in my opinion!

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8 Pig Diseases the Small Producer Should Know
October 6, 2019 · · Pigs

While pigs are generally a hardy livestock to raise, you should be aware of certain pig diseases and how to proceed, should your pig become ill. Pigs raised with good …

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Misery Loves Company: Raising a Tamworth Pig

By Kevin G. Summers – I was attempting to be clever and literary when I named our new Tamworth pig Misery. I had no idea that her name would be a …

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Different Types of Housing for Pigs
September 28, 2019 · · Pigs

Just like any other type of livestock, pigs have three basic requirements: food, water, and shelter. Compared to other animals, housing for pigs can be fairly minimal as long as …

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Farm Piglets for Sale in Today’s Market
September 20, 2019 · · Pigs

Finding you have extra farm piglets for sale can happen occasionally. Pig breeders have a product that is more popular at certain times of the year. It may be that more people show …

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What Not to Feed Pigs
September 19, 2019 · · Pigs

By Mel Dickinson – As important as it is to know what to feed pigs, it is just as important to know what not to feed pigs. Raising pigs on …

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10 Pig Breeds for the Homestead
September 16, 2019 · · Pigs

Has the time come to add pig breeds to your list of homestead goals? With the proper homestead fencing and pig shelter, the quick grow out time for most pig …

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The Best Barbecue Ribs: Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
September 8, 2019 · · Pigs

My first bite of spicy, saucy barbecue ribs in a local ribs restaurant put me on a quest to perfect this ultimate finger food. The best barbecue ribs have intense …

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The Endangered Large Black Pig
September 3, 2019 · · Pigs

Native to Cornwall, Somerset, and Devon in England, the Large Black pig is often referred to as the “dog” among pig breeds. This is because of its docile, friendly nature. …

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How Smart are Pigs?
August 23, 2019 · · Pigs

Pig intelligence studies reveal how smart are pigs and how their perspective requires consideration when handling and housing them.

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6 Pig Farming Equipment Essentials for Your Farm
August 22, 2019 · · Pigs

There are not a lot of must-have pig farming equipment items for homestead hog raising. Besides the infrastructure needed for almost any livestock, other tools are rarely used. Shelter, secure …

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Raising Pigs for Profit
August 10, 2019 · · Pigs

Finding the best return on your investment when raising pigs for profit is the ultimate goal. Piglets are cute and fun to watch, but they grow quickly and require a …

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7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
August 5, 2019 · · Pigs

Raising pasture pig breeds is talked about frequently in farming discussions. Not too far back in agrarian history, pasture pig breeds were more common. Keeping a few pigs intended for …

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Castrating Pigs, Lambs, and Goat Kids
July 25, 2019 · · Pigs

Castrating pigs and other livestock is often done right on the farm. The supplies needed are found in a farm first aid box. Healing usually occurs without complication. When you …

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