Pigs

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Raising Pigs for Profit
August 10, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
August 5, 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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Castrating Pigs, Lambs, and Goat Kids
July 25, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Build a Portable Pig Feeder

Add to Favorites In 2017, I raised two pigs as an experiment. I wanted to see how much work and cost goes into raising feeder pigs. The final cost of …

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Raising Spotted Pigs: Gloucestershire Old Spot

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe – We love raising pigs for meat, so I was excited to try a new pig breed. One bite of that succulent pork roast, and I …

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Feeding a Pig (For Market)

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – The spring and summer are a great time to bring pigs onto your farm or homestead. Within a few months, it is possible …

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What Can Pigs Eat Out of Your Garden?
June 26, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites One common question I get is “What can pigs eat out of my garden?” The short answer to this question is pigs can eat pretty much anything, …

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The Big Adventures of Piggy Smalls

Add to Favorites By Justin Thaxton, West Virginia People say pigs are smarter than dogs. I don’t know if dogs should be flattered  by the fact that their kind is the …

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KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed
February 15, 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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Sow Care During Farrowing and Lactation
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Sow care during gestation, farrowing and lactation is the key to healthier piglets. When piglets have a strong start in life they are more likely to thrive, …

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How to Make a Pig Waterer from PVC Pipe
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Filling your freezer with homegrown pork is one of the most gratifying experiences when it comes to homesteading. The initial cost of equipment when getting into pig farming, …

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An Academic (and Organic) Approach to the Mulefoot Hog
February 15, 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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