Pigs

KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 pigs have many …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 hog in 2015, …

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Saving the Meishan Pig and Ossabaw Island Hog
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 United States, the …

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Farm Piglets for Sale in Today’s Market
February 15, 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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A Pig Feeding Guide for Raising Hogs
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 homesteaders are raising …

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Hampshire Pig for Meat and Breeding
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 most recorded breed …

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Raising Piglets: Ensuring Your Little Ones Are Born Safely
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Jodi Cronauer, Patton, Pennsylvania – Springtime! The time of rebirth, awakening, and babies! For those of us raising piglets, this is a time of little ones running through the fields and …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior in texture and …

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Important Piglet Care Facts to Know
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

What kind of piglet care should you be prepared for when raising pigs? Fortunately, the sow normally does all of the hard work for you. There are a few piglet …

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Misery Loves Company: Raising a Tamworth Pig
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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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Breed Profile – The Red Wattle Pig
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

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 Red Wattle pig, …

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10 Pig Breeds for the Homestead
February 15, 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 Endangered Large Black Pig
February 15, 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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Castrating Pigs, Lambs, and Goat Kids
February 15, 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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How to Make Hog Head Cheese
February 15, 2019 . · Pigs

Don’t make the mistake of thinking pigs produce only chops, bacon and ham. You can also make hog head cheese. When raising pigs for meat, you’ll get many other products you might not …

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