Pigs

7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
December 10, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
December 1, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The docile Red Wattle Pig has a mysterious history among heritage pig breeds. Sadly, it’s on the Threatened list of The Livestock Conservancy. When you look at the …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
November 25, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – When Bill Landon and Sharyn Jones, of Pleasant Ridge Hamlets in Kentucky, chose to branch into the unknown and begin raising the Mulefoot …

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KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed
November 19, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Kathy Petersen – KuneKune pigs are making their way into small scale farming operations across the country. You may ask yourself what makes these pigs so special …

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Hampshire Pig for Meat and Breeding
November 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The Hampshire pig is recognized easily by the wide white belt that continues down the front legs on a black hog. The Hampshire pig is the fourth …

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A Guide to How to Butcher a Pig
November 11, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Roger Sherfield – The hardest part of getting that homestead hog from pen to freezer is the part that most people don’t like to talk about: —harvesting. …

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Tools for a Successful Electric Pig Fence
November 3, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The old adage goes: a fence should be horse high, hog tight, and bull strong. In a homesteading lifestyle where livestock is raised, quality fencing is of the …

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A Pig Feeding Guide for Raising Hogs
October 30, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Many times the only pig feeding guide you can find states that pigs can eat everything. While this may be true, pigs shouldn’t necessarily eat everything. Most …

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Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
October 28, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites The Meishan and Ossabaw pig breeds are two very dissimilar breeds. They are both at a critical juncture in their history. While one breed is from the …

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KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back
October 17, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Jill J Easton – Are you looking for pigs you can live with and enjoy, but that will also provide delectable table fare? Consider KuneKunes. These heritage …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Misery Loves Company: Raising a Tamworth Pig

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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